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It was a good ‘book mail‘ day!

This third book of short stories is #PersephoneBooks ‘ 150th publication and celebrates their 25 years of publishing.


Tamra 😍 1mo
Becker Love Persephone ❤️ 1mo
jlhammar Beautiful! 1mo
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Blueroseis That's odd. I had never come across the word Persephone before this week and yet it has cropped up twice within a few days. I've just finished reading 'A Study In Murder' by Callie Hutton and her dog in the story was called Persephone. 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful post .. book looks and sounds great. 💕💕💕💕💕 1mo
LeahBergen @Tamra @Becker @jlhammar @Cathythoughts And the bookmark/endpaper choice for this one is so pretty! 1mo
LeahBergen @Blueroseis Isn‘t it funny how that happens? 😄 1mo
Jess_Read_This Lovely post! I haven‘t read any of their short stories collections. It sounds like I‘m missing out! 1mo
LeahBergen @Jess_Read_This They‘re a nice way of trying authors that you haven‘t got to yet! 1mo
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One Afternoon | Sian James
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Current read, one of the #persephonebooks i picked up in the wonderful shop in Bath . So far it lives up to the hype, the writing is just beautiful it‘s simply a lovely ☺️ book uncomplicated and a joy to turn each page #forgottenauthors #persephone #sianjames #litsylove i think all would enjoy it

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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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Dorothy Whipple is always an enjoyable read and this one was no exception. As the afterword states, it‘s a “comforting middle-class drama” but I also found it quite suspenseful due to the titular villain, Mr. Knight. It had the feel of a 1930s Rosamunde Pilcher, if that makes sense? 😆

What did you think, #PersephoneClub ?


CarolynM I‘m finding it a bit hard to get into. Probably more about me than the book. 2mo
Cathythoughts I did really love it, and got totally caught up in the story. This would be a reread for me. But I confess to watching the film and then slacking off on the reread … I‘m dipping in and out ❤️ and Yes , definitely suspenseful due to Mr Knight ! (edited) 2mo
andrew61 I enjoyed it as well, leah. The characters are all well drawn including the villainous mr knight. You can't go wrong with dorothy. 2mo
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daena I‘m moving slow, because life. But enjoying it nonetheless. Very intrigued by Mr.Knight, and even more so now by his villany! 2mo
Tamra I‘m still in the middle and enjoying it. She fleshes out her characters well and there is a bit of a snarky undertone I appreciate. It isn‘t an entirely a cozy domestic novel. 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m behind, as usual. 😏 2mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM I hope it improves for you but if not, oh well! We should enjoy our reading. 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to setting some time aside to check out the film! 2mo
LeahBergen @andrew61 Yes! Her characters really are so well-drawn. 2mo
LeahBergen @daena My life‘s been a bit intrusive into my reading time lately, too. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Tamra It‘s a tad cozy in setting but I felt dread from the beginning. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆 Oh, well! 2mo
quietjenn I'm with @rubyslippersreads and @daena and have quit a bit left to go! 2mo
LeahBergen @quietjenn It‘s a bit of a Persephone chunkster! 2mo
Aimeesue Still working my way through this one. I do love Whipple, but I‘m stuck in the cloister with the reluctant nun! Both are gripping me at different times! 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Haha! You‘ll have to share your reading time between the two, I guess. 😆 2mo
jlhammar I‘m not very far in, but enjoying it so far. Eager to get back to it. My April reading has not been going to plan! Will hopefully still finish by the end of the month. 2mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Mine hasn‘t been going as planned either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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@LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads @Gissy @quietjenn and all our #persephoneclub #persephonebooks for you it‘s on YouTube just incase you run 🏃‍♀️ out of time ⌛️ to read it 😆😘

Cathythoughts Oh ! Thankyou 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts 1946 ! That‘s brilliant, I hope I can get it now. 2mo
quietjenn Thanks! 2mo
LeahBergen Thanks so much! 👏👏 2mo
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LeahBergen I wish! 😩 5mo
Tamra @LeahBergen me too! 5mo
CarolynM Wouldn‘t it be wonderful? Oh well…😔 5mo
Caryl Sigh. I read the descriptions of all the lovely events. What a treat it would be to attend! 4mo
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@LeahBergen thank you so much for this list il be skipping februarys but I will pick up in April and planning on reading Marianne by Monica dickens in March . Happy 😃 reading 📖 out of interest which was your favourite Persephone of last year ? 😍☺️mine was High Wages by the wonderful Dorothy Whipple #persephobeclub #persephonebooks

LeahBergen Marianne is a lovely read! Hmm, let‘s see … I think Daddy‘s Gone A-Hunting was my favourite from last year‘s #PersephoneClub picks. 😊 5mo
Bookbuyingaddict @LeahBergen oohh interesting il make sure I pick that one up , il ask the question 🙋‍♀️ to the club as I‘m interested to see everyone else‘s too 😀 5mo
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Found this listing some persephones Iv never read ; personally high wages by dorothy whipple is my fav 😍 and to bed with grand music is excellent , miss pettigrew lives for the day is a classic and a must read ! Should be up there with Austen the brontes and dickens


Tamra Thanks for sharing! 9mo
jlhammar I love Stuck in a Book! I just want to read all the Persephones 💜 9mo
LeahBergen I love Stuck in a Book! ❤️ 9mo
Vansa I've seen the movie of Miss Pettigrew lives for a day and it's one of my favourite movies 9mo
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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding | Julia Frances Strachey
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“I think it astonishingly good - complete and sharp an individual” Virginia Woolf

I had always loved the movie and I finally read the book and now I‘m re-watching the movie. They‘re both perfect.

LeahBergen I can‘t believe I‘ve never seen the movie! 11mo
Cuilin @LeahBergen it‘s very good. They change the timeline a little and you‘ll recognize every actor. 11mo
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William - an Englishman. | Cicely Hamilton
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I was out of town this past weekend and (naturally) found a secondhand bookshop. Lo and behold, I found two #PersephoneBooks that look unread and still have their matching bookmarks.

The truly amazing thing is that I own about 75 Persephone books BUT NOT THESE TWO. 😆

jlhammar Wow, what a find! 1y
AmyG You were meant to find them! 1y
Tamra Jackpot! 🎰 1y
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Ruthiella Now that really is a bookish miracle! 😃 1y
Reggie Love the figurine. 1y
Cathythoughts Great find for you ! 😍 1y
Gissy Wow! Lucky girl📚🙌 1y
BarbaraBB 77 Persephones!! 😍😍 1y
youneverarrived Ohh great finds 😍 1y
MaureenMc 🙌📚🙌 1y
LeahBergen @jlhammar @AmyG @Tamra @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts @Gissy See? Thank goodness for Litsy friends! Anyone else would be all “yeah, you bought a couple more books” 😆😆 1y
LeahBergen @Reggie Thanks, Reggie! My best friend bought a little bag of these for me from an antique shop. 😆 They‘re called “shelf sitters”. I love their slightly creepy cuteness. 😆 1y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I actually didn‘t realize I had so many. 😆😆 1y
Reggie I hope one day one or both of them move their heads for you. 😱lol 1y
LeahBergen @Reggie I‘ll be calling in an exorcist if that happens. 😂 1y
Lindy 🎁🎉 1y
AmyG @Reggie Your comment was spot on for you. 🙌🏻 1y
Amiable What an amazingly fortuitous shopping excursion! 😀 1y
LeahBergen @AmyG Right? 😆 1y
LeahBergen @Amiable It was! 😆 1y
CarolynM They must have been waiting for you! 1y
LeahBergen @CarolynM “There she is!”, they said. 😆😆 1y
Centique I can totally see those Persephones calling out to you! They found their real home now 💕 1y
rubyslippersreads I would call you a “book rescuer.” 😄 1y
kspenmoll They found their true home with you! 1y
LeahBergen @Centique @rubyslippersreads @kspenmoll It‘s my true calling. 😆😆 1y
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Thought some of you might be interested in this article about Dorothy Canfield Fisher and The Home-Maker. (Perri Klass is also a #BetsyTacy fan.)


#persephone #persephoneclub #persephonebookclub #persephonebooks

CarolynM Thanks for the link. I‘ll read it when I get a minute😬 1y
LeahBergen Well, look at that! So cool. 👍 1y
Aimeesue Excellent! Thanks for the link! 1y
jlhammar How timely! Definitely going to check that out. Thank you so much! 1y
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