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Greenery Street (Revised)
Greenery Street (Revised) | Denis Hackail
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A 1925 novel about the first, very happy year of a young couple's life in a house in Chelsea.
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This is a cute book about Greenery Street, a lovely street with small houses, perfectly suited for newlyweds. Felicity and Ian do move there and we follow them through their first year of marriage. Set in the early 20th century it feels very old-fashioned but that‘s exactly the charm of the book. A light pick.

#192025 #1925 #Persephone

Librarybelle As always, love your photo! 6mo
LeahBergen I‘m sure I‘m going to enjoy this one! 6mo
Megabooks Last trip to the beach house before winter? 😘 6mo
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BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Thank you! 6mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I think so too! #menopausecozy 😂😂 6mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks we don‘t close it up so maybe we‘ll go in winter as well, it‘s quite cozy 😘 6mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 6mo
Suet624 In a few weeks I‘ll be visiting the ocean for a few days. Can‘t wait. I‘ve missed it. 6mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 It‘s always clearing the head I think. Enjoy when you go! 6mo
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#WeeklyForecast 44/23

I am to finish Acorns, which I am loving! Next will be the tagged. Both others are for wrapping up some challenges. I started We Were Liars already and it is way too YA for me. We Came We Saw We Left is for #ReadingTheAmericas23.

Librarybelle Oh! We Came, We Saw, We Left looks interesting…hope it‘s a good one! 6mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve not heard of Acorns before and it sounds great. I too am in that ‘wrapping up challenges‘ kind of mood. 😃 6mo
youneverarrived Tagged book is a good one 👍 6mo
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BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain That is encouraging, thanks!! 6mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain It was a rec by @Megabooks and it‘s so good. Now I want to read more by this author 6mo
LeahBergen I need to get to the tagged book! I‘ve read very good reviews of it. 6mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I bought it because I read them too here on Litsy, now I‘ve finally picked it up! 6mo
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This book, about a couple's first married year, was so charming! It took me a bit to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. Ian and Felicity drove me crazy sometimes but I'd fallen for them completely by the end. And it made me want to revisit my absolute favorite book about married life- Betsy's Wedding! These two together make a sweet, nostalgic look at young couples growing together and figuring out what this marriage thing is all about. ❤️

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It's still chilly but the sun is shining! Taking a quick reading break on my back porch to help power through the day. #CurrentlyReading #PersephoneBooks

LeahBergen Lovely! I have this one waiting on my shelf. 💗 3y
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1. @nanuska_153 (thanks for the tag!) asked if I have any great drinking ideas, so I'm here to shout about Meadowlands Simple Syrups, which keep me in cocktails! My plan for the week includes sampling their Dusk flavor. 🍸

2. Two black cats, Tom and Cole. ❤️

3. Can we make it one series? In which case, I choose all 13 of Maud Hart Lovelace's Deep Valley books. 📚

Will be starting the tagged book tomorrow! @Cupcake12 #MotivationalMonday

rubyslippersreads #BetsyTacy and friends would be perfect desert island companions! 😊 3y
Andrea313 @rubyslippersreads Agreed! I'm sure reading and re-reading Emily would be a great help as I attempted to muster my wits. ❤️ 3y
Cupcake12 Thanks for playing x 3y
nanuska_153 That sounds delicious 🤤 3y
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This past week, bright paper packages tied w/ ribbon arrived in the post - four new Persephones to add to my collection. @persephonebooks had a Valentine‘s Day special, you could choose any of their titles, but they did recommend specific titles with a love theme. I was told, Mr. S sneakily went through my bookshelves to find out which titles I had, so he could order the ones recommended that I didn‘t have, super cute!

Ericalambbrown I just looked up Persephone Books. I‘d never heard of them. They sound wonderful! Thank you! And Mr. S sounds delightful 😍 (edited) 4y
catebutler @Ericalambbrown Oh! I‘m so glad to hear this. They are truly such a fabulous publisher. Every book I‘ve read so far, I‘ve enjoyed. But if you‘re ever in need of recommendations, do let me know. And yes, he‘s definitely a keeper. ☺️ 4y
Ericalambbrown @catebutler I certainly will! 😊 4y
erzascarletbookgasm How are you?? I‘m reading a Persephone book and thoroughly enjoying it! And this is such a lovely photo! ❤️ 4y
catebutler @erzascarletbookgasm Jessie, you are so sweet, thank you! I‘m doing well, I have so much to catch up on, it‘s just been super busy! How are you? Miss Pettigrew is so fun! I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it. ☺️ You must watch the film from 2008, it‘s fun and captures the spirit of the book, quite well. 4y
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This lovely #blamelitsy #bookmail arrived yesterday 😍

A few weeks ago I didn‘t even know about #persephonebooks and now I obviously need to collect them!! 😬

britt_brooke So pretty! 6y
emilyhaldi Great first pick!! I loved this charming book 💕 6y
Thousand-Lives @emilyhaldi Thanks! Charming is just what I‘m looking for ☺️ 6y
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This was a delight to read. It follows a newly married couple moving into and living in their own home and all the ups and downs that happen in everyday life. It‘s lovely, funny and relatable. The characters are so well written I felt like I really knew them. It‘s got a charm to it that I didn‘t know I wanted in a book. Loved it 💞

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My first Persephone. Spotted it at the library so had to check it out. Apparently it‘s a happy story and I don‘t usually do those so let‘s see how much I like it 😆

Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard great things about this one. How cool that your library has Persephones! 6y
LeahBergen I recently bought this one. 👍🏻 6y
emilyhaldi I really enjoyed this one... Charming 💕 6y
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youneverarrived @Reviewsbylola I know I was surprised they had them! 6y
youneverarrived @LeahBergen I‘m liking it so far 😁 6y
youneverarrived @emilyhaldi that‘s a good word to describe it! I‘m really liking it so far. 6y
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Couldn‘t choose between these two books for today‘s prompt. Jane Austen at Home just seems obvious but I couldn‘t ignore this Persephone book about the quintessential #EnglishHouse.

Sophoclessweetheart I want them both 😍💛 6y
Traci1 Jane Austen at Home is so pretty. Beautiful photo. ❤ 6y
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Tamra 😍 6y
Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola I‘m #TeamEmily on this photo 🙌🏻and both books seem perfect ❣️❣️❣️loving today‘s prompt @Mdargusch ~ need to listen to the song 6y
erzascarletbookgasm I love everything in this photo 😍 6y
batsy So pretty! 6y
jenniferw88 I'm seeing Lucy give a talk about this book tonight! ❤ 6y
JacqMac I love watching Lucy on YouTube. I might need this book. 6y
Mdargusch Pretty! That China 💕💕💕 I should actually use it! 6y
Mdargusch Yes! It‘s a good one @Cinfhen I really like Fleet Foxes 🦊 6y
LeahBergen I love this photo! 💕💕💕 I‘m coming over for tea! 6y
Lmstraubie Such a pretty picture 😍 6y
GripLitGrl Lovley photo! 📷😍 6y
Reviewsbylola Omg so pretty. Love how he cover and the bookmark compliment one another. 6y
britt_brooke Pretty! 6y
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I loved this simple, charming story telling of newlyweds Ian and Felicity as they buy their first home and learn how to live alone with one another 💕

Reviewsbylola Beautiful. 😍 I wonder if I own this? 6y
Cinfhen Pretty pic and nice book choice 💚 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚💛📚 6y
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Mdargusch I think I do 🤔 @Reviewsbylola 6y
LeahBergen I‘ve heard this one is good, too (and now I‘m stepping away from my Persephone catalogue 😂). 6y
britt_brooke Pretty photo! 💚 6y
tojuxtapose Such a pretty bookmark. 6y
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“Resting Bitch Face” circa 1925

LeahBergen 😂😂 6y
L_auren LOL 6y
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GripLitGrl 😄😄💗 6y
JoyBlue 😃Haha—I resemble that remark! 6y
erzascarletbookgasm 🤣👍❤️ 6y
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
youneverarrived 😂😂 love it! 6y
Sg1224 🥇❣️ 6y
Reviewsbylola The disdain is STRONG. 6y
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After the full emotional assault of my last book about a broken marriage (ahem, Hausfrau), I am opting for this lovely tale of a young couple in their first home on Greenery Street. Described as “an homage - to happy married life” 💕 I‘m all in!

Tamra Sweet! 6y
LeahBergen That should balance out your emotions nicely. 😆 6y
merelybookish I read Hausfrau. Brutal! 😰 Enjoy this one! 6y
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BarbaraBB I just bought Hausfrau... is it good? 6y
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I looooved it!!! But it seems to be highly controversial. Good luck! 😄 6y
BarbaraBB Niiice! 😘 6y
Mdargusch Pretty 6y
Reviewsbylola Hopefully a little palate cleanser! 6y
Louise Wow, a book about happy people! 🙃🤣😉🤓 6y
emilyhaldi I know, right?! @Louise sometimes I happen to be in the mood for happy reading only to find that there is NONE in my tbr stacks 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6y
Louise @emilyhaldi I guess happiness doesn't make great dramatic tension! 😆 6y
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Happy Friday, Littens, from my hot cross buns to yours!

Bambolina_81 ❤❤❤ persephone 😍 7y
Erika13137 ''Tis the season for hot cross buns! 💕 7y
Jinjer I want one and your china 7y
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Zelma I love that teacup, though it does remind me of Umbridge's office from the Harry Potter movies. 😆 7y
BooksForYears @Zelma It is an Umbridge teacup! I bought it at Harry Potter Studios near London! 7y
CouronneDhiver Haha! Cute 7y
drokka The one thing I like about Easter - hot cross buns 7y
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Getting my #litsypartyofone off to a delicious (and fragrant) start!

Jenshootsweddings So pretty 😍 7y
I-read-and-eat Looking good! 7y
BooksForEmpathy Ooooh love everything about this. 7y
Chachic Yum! 7y
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The most recent addition to my #PersephoneBooks collection is this novel, described on the Persephone website as "a touching description of a young couple's first year together in London, but it is also a homage - something rare in fiction - to happy married life."

Mdargusch Persephone books are wonderful. 7y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely bookmark! 7y
frankincense_and_sensibility My kingdom for a book about a happy marriage! I hope it's good! 7y
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Reviewsbylola It sounds good and the endpapers are pretty! 7y
BooksForYears @frankincense_and_sensibility I hope so too! Will report back once read. 7y
Weaponxgirl So beautiful! 7y
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