Blog tour: The Mayfair Bookshop

Welcome to the blog tour for The Mayfair Bookshop by Eliza Knight!

More about the book…

1938: She was one of the six sparkling Mitford sisters, known for her stinging quips, stylish dress, and bright green eyes. But Nancy Mitford’s seemingly dazzling life was really one of turmoil: with a perpetually unfaithful and broke husband, two Nazi sympathizer sisters, and her hopes of motherhood dashed forever. With war imminent, Nancy finds respite by taking a job at the Heywood Hill Bookshop in Mayfair, hoping to make ends meet, and discovers a new life.

Present Day: When book curator Lucy St. Clair lands a gig working at Heywood Hill she can’t get on the plane fast enough. Not only can she start the healing process from the loss of her mother, it’s a dream come true to set foot in the legendary store. Doubly exciting: she brings with her a first edition of Nancy’s work, one with a somewhat mysterious inscription from the author. Soon, she discovers her life and Nancy’s are intertwined, and it all comes back to the little London bookshop—a place that changes the lives of two women from different eras in the most surprising ways. 

More about the author…

Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Novelists, Inc., and the creator of the popular historical blog, History Undressed. Knight lives in Maryland with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and a turtle.

My thoughts...

Like The Bookseller’s Secret by Michelle Gable, which I reviewed last year, The Mayfair Bookshop by Eliza Knight follows a dual narrative that is smartly executed, effortlessly linking past and present events. With fascinating glimpses into the lives of the Mitford sisters and evocative descriptions of Heywood Hill (a bookshop that will most certainly be included in my next trip to London!), this is a novel that invites you in. And you won’t want to leave!

Three words to describe it. Fascinating. Bookish. Evocative.

Do I like the cover? So elegant. So dreamy. I love it!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I have yet to read anything else by this author.


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