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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding | Julia Strachey
22 posts | 15 read | 21 to read
"A brilliant, bittersweet upstairs-downstairs comedy."--Guardian
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catebutler
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It‘s been a beautiful spring day, sunny with a few wispy clouds, and a chance of rain. I woke up this morning and decided to mix things up, so I worked from a favourite café (sneaking in a few chapters of my current reads in between emails). After work and a few errands, I‘m back home, with paints, brushes and creamy watercolour paper. ??
#persephonebooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 6mo
LeahBergen This is such a weird little read. ❤️ 6mo
catebutler @LeahBergen It is, isn‘t it! I actually quite liked it, but it is strange. 😄 6mo
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rachaich
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Mehso-so

120 pages and it's a quick one!
Pretty much as I'd expected and only one surprise! Nice to have read it but wouldn't rush to recommend :)

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rachaich
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I do like a peculiar title!

Libby1 I read a book earlier this year with the same cover art! I hope this one is better than that one was as it was a slog to get through. 12mo
rachaich @Libby1 - isn't that strange? I'm about half way through and it's not thrilling but keeping going in its tale. 12mo
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Moray_Reads
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Pickpick

I'm not at all surprised that this gem was first published by Hogarth Press, it's very Bloomsbury. The seemingly idyllic setting belies the growing tension and unease. While there are several laugh-out-loud conversations there's a dark, complex undertone very reminiscent of To The Lighthouse and Between the Acts, though without Virginia's more modernist features.

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Moray_Reads
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Oh my goodness this is my new favourite place. Typewrongers in Edinburgh, beautiful decor a small but extremely varied selection. Tom the manager is so helpful and friendly and provides a lovely cup of tea! And the adjoining shop sells second-hand and antiquarian books. Be still my beating heart 💓💓

scripturient Oooooh, I gotta write this down for March. Where exactly is it? 14mo
Reviewsbylola Looks really cute! 14mo
Moray_Reads @scripturient 4 Haddington Place, just off Elm Row 14mo
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ruskigurl16 Sounds lovely. ❤️ 14mo
saresmoore 😍 14mo
Cathythoughts Looks fab 👍🏻 14mo
Kalalalatja Looks perfect! 14mo
Moray_Reads @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja @saresmoore @Cathythoughts it's a lovely wee place and on the route to and from works. Now there's danger! 14mo
Cathythoughts Uh - oh .... 14mo
LeahBergen Ohhhh! 😍😍 14mo
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Mdargusch
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Mehso-so

My zinnias are definitely the most cheerful part of this review. I found this short book full of chaos, so much so, that I found myself rereading parts to see what I missed. And then, the ending turns sad and dark. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘ve read so many good Persephone books so this one left me disappointed. (Between so-so and a pan)

DivineDiana Pretty zinnias!❤️ 1y
Kalalalatja Pretty photo! 1y
Mdargusch Thanks @Kalalalatja and @DivineDiana My first bunch of zinnias from my garden always makes me happy. 😁 1y
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Reviewsbylola Well that‘s disappointing! Gorgeous flowers. 1y
Mdargusch You should read it @Reviewsbylola since it‘s short. Many reviewers thought it was very witty. 1y
britt_brooke At least your photo is gorgeous! 1y
emilyhaldi Bummerrrrrrrr 1y
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catebutler
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Pickpick

I always love when I can fit in a Persephone or two in my monthly TBR. I finished ‘Cheerful Weather For The Wedding‘ a couple of weeks ago for the #PersephoneReadathon. And finally rewatched the film yesterday evening. I must say, I actually enjoyed both equally. The movie was even better the second time, now that I‘ve read the book. I felt, the film did an excellent job capturing the essence of the book, & the playful & witty style of the author.

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 1y
LeahBergen This photo makes me happy (just like Persephones do!) 💕 1y
catebutler @rubyslippersreads Thank you!! xx 1y
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catebutler @LeahBergen That makes me so happy! Persephone‘s are definitely a mood booster for me too! ❤️ 1y
rubyslippersreads @catebutler @LeahBergen You‘re both making me want to place a Persephone order. 😄 #blameitonlitsy 1y
catebutler @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Ha! Definitely let us know what you order!! 😁 1y
ladyonequestion Beautiful pic & the books sound great too! 1y
catebutler @ladyonequestion Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book! I loved the tie to Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. 1y
emilyhaldi My goal is one Persephone a month but I‘m lagging!! This one is high up on the list 😊 1y
catebutler @emilyhaldi That‘s such a great reading goal! I really need to get back to doing the same, myself. A good excuse to add more to my collection too, if I‘m reading one a month! 1y
BiblioLitten I miss your posts!🙋 1y
catebutler @BiblioLitten You‘re so kind! I‘ll be back to posting soon! The summer has just been crazy!! I hope you‘re doing well! 💓 1y
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catebutler
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A lovely Sunday read for me. I‘m about half way through this novella for the #PersephoneReadathon and absolutely enjoying it! I happened to watch the film adaptation a few years ago, and I can already tell the book is much better. Although, I‘ll have to rewatch once I‘ve finished, since it‘s been a while. Have you read this or seen the film?

#persephonebooks #readathon #weekendreading #bookandcoffee

Centique Beautiful photo! This is on my TBR 😊 1y
catebutler @Centique I‘m so glad I finally got to this one. Do make sure to watch the film too. Both are excellent! 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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Congrats to @vivastory on a huge milestone!! A bookstore that I‘ve always wanted to visit is Persephone Books and as you all know (because I won‘t shut up about it 🤣🤣), I finally got to go two months ago during my first ever trip to London!! It was so amazing and everything I hoped for. ♥️ #vivabookstore (photo shows two of my lovely sisters @emilyhaldi and @Meredith3

Bookish.Heart This is on my list of ones to visit on upcoming trips! Last August I saw the big ones (Foyles, etc) and Hatchards. This August I‘m going to try to get to Daunt (edited) 2y
batsy 😍😍 2y
LeeRHarry @Bookish.Heart Daunt's is excellent and Marylebone is a nice area of London - enjoy! 2y
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tammysue ❤️ 2y
emilyhaldi I won‘t be satisfied until I have them ALL!!! 😬 2y
BarbaraBB Haha @emilyhaldi you remind me of my own sister: making faces when someone takes a picture 💕 2y
vivastory I think I'd return from London completely broke, mostly because of the bookstores! 2y
Mdargusch ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Becker I would love to go. I have a small collection of the dove grey editions and I just love them.😍 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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What a good day for #bookmail 😁
And such a sweet, personal touch sending the card with my order - and no: Thank YOU, Persephone books for having a mother‘s day sale on these ‘classics‘ editions with art on the front covers. I am excited about these 3 titles joining my growing Persephone shelf!

#persephonebooks

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 I have Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day and love the little black and white illustrations in it! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @LeahBergen They are delightful! 2y
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Reviewsbylola I have a couple of those, including the middle and right! 2y
Leftcoastzen So lovely! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I love these covers! 😍 2y
Jess_Read_This Just looking at these covers makes me happy! 2y
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DivineDiana
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Dear Litsy Friends, Would you please stop posting such beautiful books? I I am drawn like a magnet to online ordering, and deciding that I "must have" ! Arrived today. ?#love #firstpersephonepurchase

lynneamch Oh so pretty. What's the non-tagged book? 2y
emilyhaldi Lol, me too! I have a couple of the persephone classics in my Amazon cart just waiting to be purchased... 2y
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DivineDiana @emilyhaldi They are irresistible! 😉 2y
AlaMich Those are gorgeous!! 2y
DivineDiana @AlaMich Aren't they? I love them! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love the covers! ❤️ 2y
DivineDiana @erzascarletbookgasm Nothing like a beautiful cover to draw you in! 😉 2y
Jess_Read_This *sigh* resistance is futile with Persephone Books... so beautiful! 😍 2y
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slothandtabby
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"The whole thing is simply this: Is it possible to be a Reckless Libertine without spending a great deal of money?"

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BooksForYears
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#JubilantJuly Day 12 - Cheerful

In this #PersephoneClassic just about the only thing cheerful about the wedding is the weather!

emilyhaldi Love the pic 😄 2y
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Eyelit
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Despite its title, it's not the most #cheerful book. It's still a good one (and a quick read). #jubilantjuly

Mdargusch I spy a Persephone book! I'm never disappointed with their books. 2y
rubyslippersreads I've been tempted by this one. 2y
emilyhaldi This is on my list to buy from Persephone! 😀 2y
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Eyelit @rubyslippersreads & @emilyhaldi I like this one and it's a great #24in48 read as it's pretty short. I'd recommend you get the regular edition because of the endpapers, though 😄 2y
Eyelit @Mdargusch gotta 💜 #persephonebooks - they are lovely 😁 2y
emilyhaldi Good to know!!! And yes, totally agree re: endpapers ☺️☺️☺️ 2y
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perfectlywinged
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Pickpick

A really lovely Sunday afternoon read under 200 pages from a member of the Bloomsbury group with some turns I didn't see coming. Basically Dolly is getting married and this novella follows her thoughts and progress drinking rum on the afternoon of her wedding.

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Ellen
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Just finished my first #persephonebooks, one I totally choose because of its beautiful butterfly #endpapers. Though they are all beautiful and different with Persephone, and best part is that each comes with a matching #bookmark. Must return to London soon!

LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
shawnmooney I wish they'd apply some of that gorgeous design to their covers which are the most boring covers in the entire book world! :-) 3y
Ellen @shawnmooney I actually love the grey covers in a set (must get more) but agree that they could have some fabulous editions with the prints on the outside! 3y
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shawnmooney I know my opinion is a minority one – come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I've seen some Persephone editions thar did have colorful graphically designed covers, haven't I? 3y
Ellen Yes, they issue some of their bestsellers in "bookshop-friendly" editions at a lower price point http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk//persephone-classics/ 3y
quirkyreader @shawnmooney the ones with the Colourful covers are part of the classics line. I think an edition of Little Boy Lost is one of them. 3y
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Ellen
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First #persephonebooks purchase at the lovely shop in Lamb's Conduit Street, London. Hard to pick when confronted by all 101 titles!

WordWaller 😍😍😍 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Ellen oh, what a lovely photo! I NEED to get to a London! I would love to go to all the bookshops and take literary tours! 3y
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Readliterature
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Gezemice Wow, pretty picture! 3y
Readliterature @Gezemice Thank you so much ;) 📚 3y
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BooksForYears
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Pickpick

Although I enjoyed them both tremendously, I must admit that I prefer the book to the film adaptation of CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING. And thus another task on the @bookriot Read Harder Challenge is completed 🎉

#PersephoneBooks

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Readliterature
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"A metallic whistling pealed suddenly out of the mouth of the gramophone. It continued, and presently took shape and became a trifling little tune. Tigers seemed to be growling sulkily within the machine also, and it seemed that something like a hyena was faintly laughing too."

quirkyreader Do you go to the Persephone shop or order them on line? 3y
Readliterature @quirkyreader I live in Denmark so I have to order them on line. 😊 I would love to be able to go to the store once, though. 📚 3y
quirkyreader Hopefully Persephone Books will join litsy. I also have to order on line. 3y
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BooksForYears
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Cheerful weather for tea and curling up with CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING by Julia Strachey

#PersephoneBooks

LeahBergen Ahhh, Persephone Books. I love them so! 3y
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MeganZimlich
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Cheerful weather for reading