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Sally on the Rocks | Winifred Boggs
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Book Mail!

“You‘re not out for romance at thirty-one; it‘s business.”

The latest release from the #BritishLibraryWomenWriters series is this 1915 “spinster-lit” novel. Bohemian Sally (living in Paris) flees home to England from Paris during WW1 to live with her guardian, the Reverend Lovelady. She‘s determined to settle down but finds she has a dastardly rival for the affections of the village‘s “most eligible bachelor”. 😆😆

Leftcoastzen Yay, spinster lit! 2mo
Cathythoughts Stacked 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts That rivalry sounds like some fun reading .. 2mo
batsy Yeah, I need this! 😂 2mo
rubyslippersreads Looking forward to this one. 2mo
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Mamma | Diana Tutton
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Book mail!

The two latest editions from the #BritishLibraryWomenWriters series: A long out of print novel from E.M. Delafield (author of the glorious The Diary of a Provincial Lady series) and the tagged book by the author of Guard Your Daughters (another favourite of mine, published by #PersephoneBooks). Mamma is a social comedy about a middle-aged woman who falls in love with her new son-in-law.

KarenUK They are gorgeous! 😍😍😍 6mo
MsMelissa I love these editions 🥰 6mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 6mo
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Kalalalatja So pretty! 😍 6mo
Cathythoughts Oh they are lovely! I‘m excited too because I ordered that O Brave Music book that you recommended to @Batsy and it‘s like these ones in your post 6mo
batsy Beautiful! These editions are a mood-lifter 😍 6mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Yay! I love that we're all succumbing to these 😁 6mo
Cathythoughts @batsy We are pushovers 😂 6mo
AnneCecilie Love these covers 😍 6mo
Reviewsbylola Kind of shocked Persephone hasn‘t already published these, especially the latter! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks These remind me of the covers of my Barbara Pym editions! 6mo
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This was very character driven, and with postapocalyptic books I really love world building. I wanted to know more. That said, I think this was so well done and the building tension was perfection. I may need a sequel though to get more of an outside perspective. 😂 #botm #booked2020 #bookclubworthy

LeahBergen I see your #BritishLibraryWomenWriters books! 😆 13mo
Cinfhen I read this today too!! I was a little disappointed with the ending but I loved the buildup!! It was too short!!! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad to hear it‘s good! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Those are totally thanks to you. 😂 @LeahBergen 13mo
vivastory I selected this as my #botm & after seeing this I can't wait to read it! 13mo
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Book Mail!

Here are my three latest purchases from the #BritishLibraryWomenWriters series. I quite probably would‘ve purchased the tagged book for the title alone. 😆

valeriegeary These covers! 😍😍 14mo
KVanRead Oooh, my pretties! And yes, that‘s a perfect title. 14mo
rubyslippersreads These covers are quite intoxicating! 😂 14mo
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TNbookworm Cover love❤ 14mo
Mtroiano 😍 14mo
MsMelissa I love these covers! Where do you buy the books from? 14mo
MsMelissa Never mind! I found them on Book Depository. It‘s so your fault that I ordered Tea is So Intoxicating and Tree of Heaven 😬 Oh, and a British Library Crime Classic - Death of a Busybody. 14mo
readordierachel That title! It *is* so intoxicating 😆 14mo
Ruthiella Ooh! I have Dangerous Ages in another paperback edition...not read it yet, however. 😬 14mo
LeahBergen @valeriegeary @KVanRead @rubyslippersreads @TNbookworm @Mtroiano I can‘t get over how well thought-out these covers and design are (mind you, the British Library Crime Classics series is beautiful, too, so why am I surprised? 😆). (edited) 14mo
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa Correct! It‘s Book Depository! 😆 I think you‘d also really like O, the Brave Music; it‘s a charming story of a girl growing up in Yorkshire. I‘m a fan of the British Library Crime Classics series, too (but haven‘t read Death of a Busybody). 14mo
LeahBergen @readordierachel Isn‘t it, though? 😂 14mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella I have a few other (unread) Rose Macaulays, too. 😆 14mo
Megabooks You are bad influence!! 🤪😘 14mo
LeahBergen @Megabooks 😆😆 14mo
Tanisha_A Woweeeee 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm I saw these and put them in my BD wish list, waiting and hoping for the price to go lower. You are no help 😜 14mo
Cathythoughts These are lovely.. I have 2 ( not these ones ) from when they were on sale in Waterstones.... ❤️ 14mo
batsy Oooh you're such a good (bad) influence! Or is that a bad (good) influence? 😂 😍 14mo
CarolynM Hard to go past that title😂 13mo
Reviewsbylola Stop tempting me!!! 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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O, the Brave Music | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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I‘ve just started this wonderful ‘coming of age‘ novel (that‘s been compared to I Capture the Castle) and I‘m already loving it.

And good news for those of you collecting the #BritishLibraryWomenWriters series ... it‘s being republished by them this autumn!

Thanks again for another great recommendation, @rubyslippersreads ! 😘

MsMelissa I really have to start reading some of these oldies. They seem right up my alley! 1y
rubyslippersreads I‘m so glad you ❤️ it! 1y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa I think you‘d love some of them. They‘re very soothing, in an old black and white movie sort of way. 😆 1y
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LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads And it‘s just getting better and better as I read! Have you read any of her other novels? I also have this one waiting on my shelves 1y
Tanisha_A Looks like i have it stacked. I must have done it because of your earlier posts. 😁 1y
Cathythoughts Sounds good. And I agree old movies are very soothing indeed 💕💕💕 1y
Saknicole I‘m sold by the comparison novel! I love I Capture the Castle. Funny the authors have the same name too apart from middle! 1y
batsy I saw that they were republishing it and put it on my wishlist after @rubyslippersreads mentioned it 😁 Love your edition 😍 1y
LeahBergen @Tanisha_A It was SO good! 1y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Aren‘t they, though? 1y
LeahBergen @Saknicole I didn‘t even notice that (about the authors names)! I didn‘t find that it had the kookiness of I Capture the Castle but it was still completely delightful in its own way. 1y
LeahBergen @batsy It was completely lovely and I think you‘ll like it. ❤️ 1y
Reviewsbylola You‘ve got me wanting to buy the earlier releases. Excited to see the new ones! 1y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola And they‘re so damn PRETTY. 😆 1y
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My Husband Simon | Mollie Panter-Downes
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I received some lovely book mail today!

These are the first three volumes of the new British Library Women Writers series, a series that will be publishing forgotten works by female authors from the first half of the 20th century. Two more are to be released this autumn. 👏🏻👏🏻


Tanisha_A Wow! I will check these out 😍. Thanks for sharing! 2y
Megabooks Leah, Leah why are you telling me about another thing to collect!?! #gorgeous!! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm These covers are lovely! Thank you for introducing some new-to-me authors over these years, Leah. 👍 2y
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Nerdy_Bookworm Well, guess my TBR list is going to topple over! 😂 2y
Hooked_on_books What fantastic covers! 2y
batsy Oh no, a dangerous post! 😅 These covers are gorgeous. 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous ✨stacking tagged one 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful 2y
Ruthiella Do you follow Simon Thomas‘ book blog Stuck in a Book or his podcast Tea or Book? If you don‘t already, you must because you are like his reading twin AND he is a consultant for the British Library series! 2y
catebutler I just received these for my birthday, they‘re truly beautiful and sound amazing!! 2y
Moray_Reads Oh, these are lovely!
Kalalalatja Very pretty! 2y
LeahBergen @Megabooks Sorry! 😆 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm And right back at you, too! 😘 2y
LeahBergen @Nerdy_Bookworm Mine already is! 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Hooked_on_books Aren‘t they? 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen @batsy Sorry! 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I hope they‘re good! 🤞🏻 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 2y
LeahBergen @Ruthiella I do! He has written all the afterwords for this series. 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen @catebutler What a nice gift! I hope you had a lovely birthday. 😘 2y
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads I couldn‘t resist. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Kalalalatja Aren‘t they? 😄 2y
Reviewsbylola Holy moly those are so cute! 2y
Reviewsbylola Damn I could buy all 3 from BD for less than $20. 😖😖😖 The temptation is so real. 2y
MsMelissa I love those covers 😍 2y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I know! They‘re on sale! 😮 2y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa Aren‘t they pretty? The Britain Library is always good for that. 👍🏻 2y
Centique Oh my! I am going looking for these 😍 You do a much better job of hand selling books L than any of the book stores here. You should get some sort of industry honour! 2y
LeahBergen @Centique 😂😂 That is the best compliment EVER! 😘😘 2y
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