The Bookshop Girl is a little English mystery that features books, bookshops and a young girl named Property Jones with a very unlikely secret—despite growing up in the family’s book store, Property can't read, although she does manage to keep herself busy,
Property served tea and cake to anyone who wanted to sit in an armchair and read awhile, and she kept the shop smart and tidy. Or she tried to. It didn’t help that everything in the shop was falling apart.
Netty was at the counter, Michael was hovering by the dictionaries, and Property had put the kettle on. The White Hart opened at nine o’clock sharp. (If you are thinking, But the White Hart is the wrong sort of name for a bookshop, then you are quite right, but also quite impatient. I was going to explain. The bookshop used to be the White Hart pub, and it had a very beautiful picture of a white stag hanging outside. When Netty bought the pub and filled it with books, she couldn’t see any good reason to change the name when there such a nice sign already there.)
He was mostly made of a long, gray coat, with a long, gray face perched on top and shabby shoes underneath.
poured around him live a river around a stone.