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Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
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Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
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Hilary travels to post war France to look for his 5 year old son, who he has last seen when the boy was just a baby. In an orphanage he will meet a little boy who might be his son. Shall he recognize him? Shall he know whether the boy is indeed his son when he sees him? Shall he be able to love the child?

A portrait of France in ruins and of a man who thinks he can‘t love anymore after the years of the war.

#Doublespin #Persephone

Anna40 Sounds very sad 3y
BarbaraBB @Anna40 It is, though it‘s an easy read. I‘m not sure what to think! 3y
LeahBergen Lovely review! I need to get to this one soon. 3y
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emilyhaldi I liked this one 💙 3y
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Me too. Although towards the end I was so annoyed with Hilary. Do you remember? 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Having escaped occupied paris Hillary knows his wife died at the hands of the gestapo, a visitor tells him that their new born child was lost. In 45 he returns to a France torn apart by mistrust, hunger and post war devastation to try and discover if an orphan is his son unsure if he wants the emotional upheaval or should leave the boy lost. Told with sensitivity this a picture of a nation recovering, a man in turmoil + the fate of orphans.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 3y
EvieBee Yaaas! Persephone. I‘ll have to pull this one off the shelf. 3y
BarbaraBB Wonderful edition 3y
Centique Isn‘t that a gorgeous cover? This is on my TBR and you make it sound wonderful 😍 3y
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Sublime. Simply but beautifully written, emotionally driven. I loathed the protagonist in this, yet wept at the ending. Perfectly captures the chaos and grief caused in the aftermath of war.

Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
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Set in post-war England, life is anything but peaceful. Hillary is a widower and his young son has been lost for 5 years. As Hillary embarks on a search to find the boy he doesn‘t know, he struggles to confront his feelings on how to move forward if he does indeed find little John, and if that‘s truly what he wants after all. So many emotions packed into this one!!

#bookgiftedtoyou Special thanks to Jennifer for thinking of me ❤️

Jas16 I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I need to move my copy higher on my TBR. 5y
LeahBergen Lovely pic! And, yeah, I have this one waiting, too. 🙄 (edited) 5y
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Cinfhen Pretty pic and lovely review 💗 5y
Kalalalatja I feel like I‘m stacking everytime you post a review of a Persephone book. Either you just write really great reviews, or the books are just that good. I really need to find out for myself! 😅 5y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture 5y
emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja I‘m definitely giving credit to Persephone and not my reviews 😆 every book they‘ve published is amazing!! 5y
Reviewsbylola I need to see if I have this one. 5y
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Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
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First sentence: “It was on Christmas Day, 1943, that Hilary Wainwright learnt that his little son was lost.”

Wainwright, a poet and intellectual, sets out on a journey through post-WWII France to search for a child lost five years before. I haven‘t read this recent addition to my #PersephoneBooks collection yet but it is blurbed as “page-turning”, “gripping”, “powerful”, and “emotional”. That‘s good enough for me!


catebutler I have this one to read too. Even though it‘s been lingering on my shelf for far too long!! 5y
BarbaraBB This sounds 💔 5y
LeahBergen @catebutler My Persephone unread stack is shameful. 😆 5y
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB It does, doesn‘t it? And yet reviewers and blurbs say it it is compulsively readable. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Shameful but beautiful stack 😁 Love these Persephone and NYRB covers! 5y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen that settles it then. Stacked. Sigh😂 5y
Suet624 Sounds great! 5y
Reviewsbylola I may possibly own this. #persephoneproblems 😆 5y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I‘m going to have to adopt that hashtag 😆 5y
elkeOriginal So do you mix in the illustrated covers in your collection? I am so torn between these & the traditional grey when there is a choice! 5y
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon My first Persephone Book was one of these Classics with the illustrated covers (Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day) and was found in a local indie bookshop. I fell in love with them (obvs! 😆) and started ordering the dove grey editions. I guess they decided to rerelease the most popular books with these attractive covers to bookstores to draw in new readers. It certainly worked! So many people on blogs and reviews 👇🏻 5y
LeahBergen say that Miss Pettigrew was their introduction to the company. I bought a few more of the illustrated covers at the same bookshop and then found a couple more at sales .... and well, now I like both of them. 😆😆 5y
elkeOriginal @LeahBergen I feel better about my few illustrated covers now 💕 and while Miss Pettigrew was not my first purchase, it was my first read. She is the perfect gateway drug to the world of Persephones 😁 5y
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon She certainly is! My first Persephone read was Miss Buncle‘s Book (another good gateway drug 😆). 5y
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I received the most amazing bookmail this weekend 😍 @Jas16 thank you SO much for adding to my Persephone collection!! I do not have this book yet and it was a wonderful surprise to receive it from you along with your sweet note!! 😊
I ❤️ Litsy!

Jas16 Such a relief that you didn‘t already have it! I hope you enjoy it! 5y
TrishB Lovely 💕 5y
LeahBergen Ooooh, lucky you! And that card is gorgeous. 😍 5y
Reviewsbylola So sweet! 5y
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Thanks Aimee! What a pretty #persephonebook that you sent me 😋 #bookmail

Aimeesue @jillrhudy You are most welcome! Let's hope the insides are as good as the outsides! Happily, Persephone's pretty reliable as far as literary quality goes. 6y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🤘 6y
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I‘m starting my first #Persephonebooks today. For #Persephone readers, please comment your recommendations. I think it‘s time to welcome spring with a hardback! 😊🌷💗 Thank you, in advance, for your suggestions!

Amabear What is this book about? :) 6y
Eyelit I‘ve yet to be disappointed by a Persephone book! I‘ll tag a few of my faves 😃 6y
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Eyelit I bet @LeahBergen @elkeo @quirkyreader could offer some great recs 6y
elkeOriginal @Jess_Read_This is my #persephonebooks buddy so she might have some ideas too! Now I am totally pulling out Miss Buncle to read - thanks @Eyelit ! Miss Pettigrew is a fave: (edited) 6y
quirkyreader And that is only a start. And @Eyelit thanks for the tag. (edited) 6y
LeahBergen But Miss Buncle‘s Book is one of my faves. @Eyelit 😘 6y
peacegypsy @Eyelit @elkeo @quirkyreader @LeahBergen Thank you all so much! I started with No. 100 (short stories) to try a survey volume. I intend to read your suggestions next! So excited. 😍 6y
Eyelit Enjoy! 😃 6y
LondElle89 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson is a wonderful Persephone book. It's cozy, charming, and simple. 6y
Aimeesue The Todd (Miss Ranskill) is my favorite so far. Dorothy Whipple is also very good - Persephone has republished several of hers. (edited) 6y
Aimeesue Saplings by Noël Streatfeild is excellent, though sad. Diana Tutton's Guard your Daughters is also a favorite of mine. Good stuff. 6y
peacegypsy @Aimeesue Thank you for the recommendations! I sort of wish I hadn‘t stumbled upon this magical book company. After hearing about so many engaging books, I‘m afraid my debit card is going to take s hit—or maybe a beating! 😳😊😂#Persephonebooks (edited) 6y
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Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
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#MayBookFlowers Day 25 - Missing

The little boy is lost; where did he go?

LITTLE BOY LOST by Marghanita Laski tells of a poet who returns to France immediately after WW2 to search for a missing child. Originally published in 1949 , this book was and reprinted by #persephone in 2011.

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