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What‘s sweeter than honey? A Pettigrew #persephone #persephonebooks #anglophilesoflitsy

Aimeesue Oooh, Miss Pettigrew! I have the Persephone edition with the picture on the cover. Did those have the dove grey dust jackets too? Mine doesn't. Great find at a super price! (edited) 2w
jillrhudy @Aimeesue It does have the jacket! And it was a gift from a colleague. She knows me well. 2w
LeahBergen I adored this book! 2w
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They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Always looking to add to my Persephone book collection and this biannual has lots of info on what's new, lengthy reviews and a chance to explore some classics in women's fiction that you may not have heard of.

#persephonebooks #thepersephonebiannually #classicbooks #classics #womensfiction #womenauthors #authors #fiction #bibliophone #collecting #bookcollections #bookworm #books #read #reading

Vain Shadow | Jane Hervey, Celia Robertson
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My current buddy-read with @shawnmooney .

I‘m really enjoying it so far (but will HE? He‘s been on a bailing streak 😬).


vivastory That's how he rolls 😂 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
saresmoore Both the endpaper design and the title remind me of my dad. 🤔 Aside from the obvious “things I need to bring up with my therapist,” it makes me really intrigued by this book! 2mo
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Megabooks Oh @shawnmooney ! You‘ve had some memorable bails!! 😁 2mo
shawnmooney It‘s not gonna be a bail! 😂😂😂. Do you believe me? 😍 2mo
Aimeesue Pretty, pretty Persephone. ❤️ 2mo
TrishB Cool pic 👍🏻 2mo
Reviewsbylola Isn‘t he always on a bailing streak. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Well, he was actually on a NON bailing streak for a few weeks. He‘s back to his old self again. 😆😆 2mo
Suet624 He sure has been bailing! 2mo
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I‘m home from my (almost 5 weeks!) of travels and trying to shelve some of the books I bought. I was very good at #PersephoneBooks, wasn‘t I? 😄

I hope to catch up on lots of my Litsy friends‘ recents posts now!

KarenUK So pretty 😍 2mo
batsy Welcome back home to Litsy 😁 Hope you had a fabulous holiday. 2mo
Centique So good to have you back - the holiday looked wonderful and the book haul is just 👌🌸💕🌸 2mo
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Megabooks Gorgeous girl!! So glad to have you back and even happier that you had a great trip!! 😁💕 2mo
Kalalalatja Welcome back, and I think you have shown amazing restraint 😄👏 2mo
LauraBeth That sounds like an amazing 5 weeks! ❤ 2mo
saresmoore 🥰 2mo
JenniferP I have quite a few Viragos but I‘ve not yet branched out to Persephone. Any favorites to start with? 2mo
Blaire Good to have you back! Sounds like a wonderful trip! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Welcome back !! I know you had a great time away. 2mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP If you like Viragos, you‘ll be a Persephone lover. 😆 I always like to recommend Miss Buncle‘s Book; it‘s a bit of breezy fun. 2mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP Or perhaps one of Dorothy Whipple‘s novels? I really liked 2mo
JenniferP @LeahBergen thank you! I‘ll add those to my list. I‘m very intrigued by The Making of the Marchioness as well. 2mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP I loved that one! Her books (A Little Princess and The Secret Garden) were my childhood favourites and Marchioness very much has that same feel (although in an adult novel way). Buy that one, too. 😆😆 Oh, and another delightful one is 2mo
BarbaraBB Good to have you back here 💜. You did have a great bookish holiday! 2mo
BarbaraBB @JenniferP I can also highly recommend 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m so glad you made a trip to Persephone! Your trip looked amazing! (edited) 2mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB I think I already bought that as an nyrb. Maybe I‘m collecting too many editions already . . . 😬 2mo
BarbaraBB It is available as an NYRB too indeed. It was hard choice for me choosing between the two for this book! @JenniferP 2mo
Andrea313 Persephone! 😍😍😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 very restrained! 2mo
Liz_M @JenniferP @LeahBergen Miss Pettigrew is delightful and also a 1001 Book 2mo
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To Bed with Grand Music | Marghanita Laski, Sarah Russell, Juliet Gardiner
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I have finally made the pilgrimage (and reined in my purchases to 3 books as I have soooo many other bookshops to hit and such a small suitcase 😆😆).


Tamra Super cute! 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Following in the Dargusch footsteps 🙌🏻 3mo
Megabooks Look at you! Enjoy!! 3mo
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shawnmooney Jealous! 😍🥰 3mo
Leftcoastzen Wow!👏👏 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh!! Be sure to show all your haul 📚📚! 3mo
saresmoore Ahhhh! Wonderful! Why, oh, why did you bring a small suitcase?! 3mo
Andrea313 YESSSSSSSSS! What a dream! ❤️📚 3mo
Melissa_J It‘s like the mothership has called you home 😊 3mo
batsy Fantastic!! 😍😍 I can't wait to see your haul! 3mo
emilyhaldi Woot!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 can't wait to see your haul 😍 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏😍Wonderful! 3mo
Kalalalatja Exciting! 😍 3mo
Hooked_on_books Why be constrained by a small suitcase when you can ship? 🤔😬 3mo
Tanisha_A What a beautiful photograph! 😍 3mo
Cathythoughts Look at you ! Aren‘t you only gorgeous 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Simona 😍😍😍 3mo
Sarah83 💓💓💓💓 3mo
BarbaraBB The ultimate pilgrimage, how cool! Show us your books please! And have fun 💜💜 3mo
rubyslippersreads You showed remarkable restraint. 😊 3mo
mrp27 Awesome!! 3mo
youneverarrived Lovely photo 💙💙 3mo
merelybookish Bookshopping! And looking super cute while doing it! 👍 3mo
vivastory I was just thinking that I haven't seen you post recently, so it made me happy to see you have been away from Litsy for good reasons. Enjoy your trip! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Only 3?!?! Good job! Love Persephone so much! 2mo
quirkyreader Only 3. 🐸. I hope you requested to have some shipped home. 2mo
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Wow, great telling of Rusty and Hilda Bernstein in the 60's in South Africa and their fight against apartheid. I learned so much. There are a few paragraphs from Nelson Mandela's speeches that make me want to read more of his writings. Recommend reading this. My copy is from #persephonebooks which makes it even more special!

Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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#TopSixReads of 2019 (so far, anyway... and I could probably pick six different ones tomorrow 😆).

Thanks for the tags, @Cinfhen and @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ! 😘😘

sblbooks The Quest for Queen Mary sounded interesting, so I stacked it. 3mo
vivastory I know mine changed the day after 😂 3mo
Ruthiella I love Dorothy Whipple!😍 3mo
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BarbaraBB The Whipple is a favorite? Good to know! 3mo
Cinfhen You‘re too smart for me 😂😂😜😘 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts I see I have Alice stacked already ... must investigate your others ♥️👍🏻 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Great list! I especially want to read the Queen Mary one! 3mo
LeahBergen @sblbooks It‘s fascinating (especially if you‘re a royalty/aristocracy buff)! 3mo
LeahBergen @vivastory I can never pick favourite books. I might be able to work with a top 50 list. 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella I do, too! 3mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB It was actually quite the page-turner for me. Have you read Whipple before? 3mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😆😆 Hardly!!! 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Alice is quite weird but strangely captivating. 😄 3mo
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks It‘s gossipy and good! 👍🏻 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im going to look into these!! 3mo
Eyelit I loved Someone at a Distance! One of my fave #persephonebooks 💜 3mo
BarbaraBB Nope but I bought this one recently, probably because of you! 3mo
Reviewsbylola I loved Someone at a Distance!! 3mo
emilyhaldi What a mix!😍 3mo
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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!! 4mo
BarbaraBB This sounds 💔 4mo
LeahBergen @catebutler My Persephone unread stack is shameful. 😆 4mo
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB It does, doesn‘t it? And yet reviewers and blurbs say it it is compulsively readable. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Shameful but beautiful stack 😁 Love these Persephone and NYRB covers! 4mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen that settles it then. Stacked. Sigh😂 4mo
Suet624 Sounds great! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I may possibly own this. #persephoneproblems 😆 4mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I‘m going to have to adopt that hashtag 😆 4mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon 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! 4mo
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 👇🏻 4mo
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. 😆😆 4mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon @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 😁 4mo
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon She certainly is! My first Persephone read was Miss Buncle‘s Book (another good gateway drug 😆). 4mo
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Katalin Street | Magda Szabo
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Well, it would appear that these streets DO have names. 😉 #PromptFail



RachelO 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Blaire 🤣😂🤣perfection 4mo
BiblioLitten 😁😁😁 4mo
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TrishB 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Ruthiella Well done!😀 4mo
rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 4mo
emilyhaldi LOL. I loved Greenery Street 💕 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄 but that‘s perfect! 4mo
BarbaraBB Persephone and NYRB. Of course 🙌 4mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I was just wondering how many of this month‘s prompts I could do with a Persephone or an NYRB that I own. 😆😆 4mo
BarbaraBB The next month as well probably 😀 4mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
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Patience | John Coates
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The shameful evidence of a bout of #DrunkPersephoneing. 😆😆 @saresmoore

Look, @emilyhaldi ! Patience has arrived. 👍🏻


JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha! Love the # 5mo
Melissa_J So pretty 😊 5mo
rubyslippersreads You‘re not helping me resist. 😂 5mo
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britt_brooke 😍 Happy I‘m not the only one who shops tipsy. 5mo
Theaelizabet I just got the Persephone Biannual today. I‘m not uncorking the wine tonight. 5mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 Why try? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J 😘😘 5mo
LeahBergen @britt_brooke Oh, good! 😆 5mo
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet Probably a wise decision! 😆 5mo
saresmoore Ooooooh! I think the rest of mine arrived today, too. Will post later when my husband‘s not around. 🤫 5mo
Twocougs I love their books!! 5mo
batsy What lovely drunk book hauling! 😂😍 5mo
BarbaraBB Oh how lovely to be drunk sometimes 😉. Looking forward to yours too @saresmoore! And Patience really is great! 5mo
HardcoverHearts AMAZING!!! Wait- was there a Persephone sale!! 😳😳😳 5mo
Kalalalatja Looking at this stack makes me so happy 😍 5mo
Cathythoughts Simply beautiful 5mo
youneverarrived The hashtag 😂 gorgeous stack 😍😍 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon Oo - Milton Place is on my list to buy next... 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon So...how many Persephones do you own total? 5mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Did they arrive?? 🤫 5mo
LeahBergen @Twocougs Me, too! 😍 5mo
LeahBergen @batsy Right? 😆😆 5mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 Especially when book shopping! 5mo
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts No sale but you DO save Qe when you order 3 at once. ? 5mo
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon I had to go count them. Umm... 38. 😆😆 5mo
HardcoverHearts Who doesn‘t want to save Qe!!!?????? 5mo
emilyhaldi #worthit!!! 🍷🍷🍷 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Hmm! New idea for me: next time hubby is out of town I‘ll say I had one drink too many because I was missing him so much and drowned my sorrows by book shopping online 😂! 5mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That‘s the best idea I‘ve heard in a long time 😂 Except that mine is retired, too, so I never have a chance to drink without him🤣 5mo
rohit-sawant Beautiful! 🤩 4mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #lifegoals = the more Persephones, the better! 4mo
BiblioLitten 😍 4mo
mklong Gorgeous stack! Do you arrange yours by their publication number or by author name? I keep changing my mind about how I want to do it. 4mo
LeahBergen @mklong I was just doing a reorganization of my Persephone shelf the other day. 😆😆 I group the authors together and then the rest is pretty much random. 4mo
Reviewsbylola Drunk shopping is a real problem. 😆 4mo
quirkyreader You are going to love Madame and Anne. They were both wonderful. 4mo
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