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The Hopkins Manuscript | Robert Cedric Sherriff
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This was really really enjoyable… the narrator is pompous and inherently unlikeable but this actually just made it more darkly comic. Really depressing that it was written so long ago and yet the pessimistic views on human nature will hold true!

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! 3w
AmyG You were meant to find them! 3w
Tamra Jackpot! 🎰 3w
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Ruthiella Now that really is a bookish miracle! 😃 3w
Reggie Love the figurine. 3w
Cathythoughts Great find for you ! 😍 3w
Gissy Wow! Lucky girl📚🙌 3w
BarbaraBB 77 Persephones!! 😍😍 3w
youneverarrived Ohh great finds 😍 3w
MaureenMc 🙌📚🙌 3w
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” 😆😆 3w
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. 😆 3w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I actually didn‘t realize I had so many. 😆😆 3w
Reggie I hope one day one or both of them move their heads for you. 😱lol 3w
LeahBergen @Reggie I‘ll be calling in an exorcist if that happens. 😂 3w
Lindy 🎁🎉 3w
AmyG @Reggie Your comment was spot on for you. 🙌🏻 3w
Amiable What an amazingly fortuitous shopping excursion! 😀 3w
LeahBergen @AmyG Right? 😆 3w
LeahBergen @Amiable It was! 😆 3w
CarolynM They must have been waiting for you! 3w
LeahBergen @CarolynM “There she is!”, they said. 😆😆 3w
Centique I can totally see those Persephones calling out to you! They found their real home now 💕 3w
rubyslippersreads I would call you a “book rescuer.” 😄 2w
kspenmoll They found their true home with you! 2w
LeahBergen @Centique @rubyslippersreads @kspenmoll It‘s my true calling. 😆😆 2w
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Home Maker the (Revised) | Dorothy Canfield, Mark J Madigan
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This #persephoneclub read was astonishing. SO ahead if its time! A brilliant portrayal of a 1920s family where ‘home-maker‘ is flipped on its head with father taking the role on. The result = previously unhappy parents finding utter fulfillment in the role reversal. Absolutely beautifully written showing so many viewpoints (even Stephen!) of their now flourishing family life. Imagine the sadness/bitterness if they continued as they were!

elkeOriginal It was SO sad how much pressure they felt from society. Heart-breaking. 4w
Tamra So glad you enjoyed it! It really was ahead of its time. 4w
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Cathythoughts Great review! X ❤️ 4w
jlhammar It really is remarkable. So glad I read this one. Wonderful review! 4w
LeahBergen Wonderful review! I was so invested in this family (and NEED them all to have that “happily ever after” 😆). 4w
LeahBergen And I love that spoon! 4w
elkeOriginal And I love how so many of their illnesses were disappeared once the stressors of their previous life were adjusted. Proving society‘s role requirements were just not right for this family. 4w
elkeOriginal @LeahBergen Agreed! Stephen‘s reactions brought tears to my eyes. I love this family! 4w
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Another sad #BookReport. I really need to stop seeing people and doing stuff and spend more time reading instead 😆

Ruthiella That‘s the spirit! 😂 4w
BarbaraBB Ha! You really should 🤣 4w
Bookwomble Sociability is overrated! 😄 4w
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LeahBergen Having fun should always be a priority! 😆 4w
Rissreads Yep stay home! 🤣 4w
CarolynM @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @Bookwomble @LeahBergen @Rissreads I‘ve got a busy few days ahead, but after that I‘m going to shut myself away for a bit🤣 4w
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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😬 4w
LeahBergen Well, look at that! So cool. 👍 4w
Aimeesue Excellent! Thanks for the link! 4w
jlhammar How timely! Definitely going to check that out. Thank you so much! 4w
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Expiation: by Elizabeth | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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I have received a gorgeous #persephone edition of this book… and I have no idea why or who sent it!
I‘d like to thank you properly but I have no idea who to thank for it! Please let me know when you are the sender of this wonderful gift 🤍🤍

Cathythoughts So nice 💫 1mo
LeahBergen I loved this book! 😍 1mo
Megabooks Wow!! 😍😍 4w
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher

#persephoneclub finished last night , I really enjoyed it , moments of utter sadness and simple misunderstandings, I can see how it would have been radical for the time . Out of the 3 persephones I‘d rate this as no3 , no 1 being highwages - Dorothy Whipple is a genius a lot of authors compared to Austen she is the real deal I think , and no2 to bed with grand music the other also wrote little boy lost which is equally a great read.what‘s next ?😊

jlhammar Glad you enjoyed it. I'm definitely going to have to order myself a Whipple to try eventually. Looking forward to our April read 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed this, too. And Dorothy Whipple is such a favourite of mine; she‘s hard to beat! 1mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Another persephone winner 🏆 loving 🥰 it and loving the ambience scenes on YouTube perfect back ground reading

LeahBergen What a great match! 1mo
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The blank wall: a novel of suspense | Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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The Blank Wall. I loved this one ( wish I had the Persephone edition hmmmm 🤔 I might treat myself ❤️) Lucia Holley is up against it, with serious family troubles.. She is amazing. I felt the whole book was like a dream , like it couldn‘t be real ( I‘d say that‘s how Lucia felt ). Would anyone recommend another by this author?!

sarahbarnes I need to read this! 1mo
batsy What @sarahbarnes said! Sounds good, Cathy. Your review is intriguing 🙂 1mo
jlhammar I‘ve been wanting to read this one. Sounds like my cup of tea! 1mo
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Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes @batsy @jlhammar It‘s very readable , full of tension and suspense.. it‘s short too. 1mo
sarahbarnes I just ordered it through inter-library loan and am very excited. 🤓 1mo
LeahBergen 👏👏 I‘m glad you liked it, too! I haven‘t read any other books by this author but I‘d like to. 1mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes That is exciting 😁👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I really enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book too ( the Persephone 😉) 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s a good one 👍🏻😁 1mo
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Home Maker the (Revised) | Dorothy Canfield, Mark J Madigan
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Best. Description. Ever.

Oh, bebe Stephen you are a big little character!

#persephonebookclub #persephone #persephoneclub

LeahBergen 😆😆 So good. 1mo
jlhammar 😂 Love it! 1mo
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