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#persephonebookclub just starting this one ; with a hot chocolate ☕️ under a snuggly blanket and it‘s June !!!! 😱

Tamra This is the perfect novel for it! It‘s been cool & damp here too. I‘m ready for summer. 1d
Cupcake12 I can‘t believe the weather here either. I put my patio furniture set last week and haven‘t sat outside once 🐾 1d
Cathythoughts I hope you enjoy it. I havnt really got to it yet ♥️ 1d
BarbaraBB It‘s hot chocolate weather here too! 1d
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One Afternoon | Sian James
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Summer has finally arrived in the uk 🇬🇧 hooray 🙌🏻after all therain ☔️ lucky enough to spend the afternoon in the garden with mollie moonbeam & finish this wonderful book.Persephone do it again what a beautifully written story this is,sad to say I‘d never heard of SianJames Iv since googled &loved the preface by Emma Schofield. Thank goodness forPersephone highlighting these forgotten wonderful authors so their workwill neverever be forgotten

Tamra Cutie! 1mo
Cupcake12 Everything is better when the sun is out. Thunderstorms and rain on Monday though 🤣 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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love whipple her novels are a real treat and so well written it is a shame she isn‘t widely known but thanks to Persephone we all get to enjoy her wonderful books . Not my favourite but still a fantastic gripping read on the perils of greed poor Celia
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@LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @Cathythoughts @Gissy @willaful @quietjenn @Caryl @sisilia @daena @elkeOriginal @Aimeesue @andrew61 @Tamra @CarolynM agree with you 😀

LeahBergen It wasn‘t my favourite of her books but I‘ll read any Whipple. 😆 1mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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#persephonebookclub 4day break in beautiful bath with best friend & the twins they‘re becoming regulars in the Persephone bookshop & the festival was on so it was very busy . Yes we left with bags of books 📚 so many to choose from ! @LeahBergen which is your favourite ❤️?

CarolynM I‘m envious! 2mo
Gissy 🤩📚❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Lucky you!! 😍 2mo
jlhammar Lovely! Sounds wonderful. 2mo
quietjenn Ah, wish I were there! 2mo
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Purchased in the famous blackwells in Oxford - fantastic place a must visit if your ever in Oxford the literary walking 🚶‍♀️ tours and book 📚 shopping not to be missed !
#blackwells #persephone
#oxford #oxfordbookshopping
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LeahBergen Ooo! 😍 8mo
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April Showers | Trey Branson
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin #doublespin #aprilreads didn‘t get to complete even a line ! Became distracted & obsessed with ACOTAR series & now on book 📖 3 better luck for me in may #mayflowers favourite 🤩 books 📚 of April - #persephonebookclub pick As it was & World without End & of course A court of Mist & Fury. Happy book bingo reading for may folks 😃😍 @TheAromaofBooks thanks again Sarah for doing this 🥰

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Still a fantastic month!! Sometimes it's fun to get sidetracked onto something that just sucks you in!! 13mo
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reading inbed with a cuppa and the furs. But omg;this man is so so cruel “you try with your idiotic kindness to please everyone & succeed in pleasing nobody,me least of all” & she accepts this other woman into their lives who is in love with her husband, they bothlove this cruel depressive awful man.Is he so cruel tohis wife because he‘s also inlove with Margaret?Was he really that goodlooking & interesting ?I find itmost bizarre butyet addictive

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jlhammar Yes, that part was especially cruel. So hard to read. 14mo
quietjenn He is a lot, for sure! But your set-up looks wonderful! 14mo
LeahBergen Ooph! Yes, that “me least of all”. So cruel. He‘s a difficult one to like after a while, isn‘t he? 14mo
CarolynM I didn‘t see the attraction either😒 14mo
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World Without End | Helen Thomas
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#persephonebookclub @LeahBergen @CarolynM what makes me sad reading this is the vivid descriptions of the countryside, the animals birds and insects, plants flowers and trees she sees on their walks which we now don‘t , so much has gone and changed. I live in a rural village and walk my fur kids over fields in woods etc and don‘t see half of what she‘s describing it‘s incredible sad & abit worrying isn‘t it ? He is also mentally ill isn‘t he ?

LeahBergen I was wondering how much the UK flora and fauna had changed since the time she‘s writing about here and especially the areas around where they lived in London (I live in Canada). And yeah … he is mentally ill (which you read more about in the second half 😬). 1y
CarolynM I‘m always enthralled when I read about people picking and eating wild strawberries and blackberries in 20th century English books. To the best of my knowledge there have never been wild strawberries in Australia and we spray the (introduced) wild blackberry bushes with poison because they strangle the native vegetation. @LeahBergen 1y
Bookbuyingaddict @LeahBergen I thought you were in the uk 😆after I saw your photo outside the persephone bookshop in bath . Iv never been to Canada , my husband has & loves it. Wer only tiny in comparison land mass wise so many of our landscape has changed even from the 70s/80s when I was a child. Do you have amazing bookshops ? Do you have to order the persephones in ? 🙂 14mo
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LeahBergen @CarolynM We have different types of wild berries here in Canada but you have to make sure you‘re not stealing from a bear‘s patch if you‘re in the mountains. 😆 14mo
LeahBergen @Karons1 Oh! 😄 That Persephone store photo was actually taken in front of the London shop before they moved to Bath. I‘ve been able to buy a few Persephone books here but I usually just order them from their shop. And we have lots of good bookshops here but nothing like the UK. 😍 14mo
CarolynM @LeahBergen Yet people worry about the snakes and spiders in Australia…🤣 14mo
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#persephonebookclub #aprilpersephoneread #bookspinbingo
Started this wonderful book on the way to the north Norfolkcoast with mollie and her brother who we have rescued and called Teddy he‘s now in his forever home & this is his first ever trip to the beach. I‘d never heard of Helen Thomas. Had to read the synopsis and Google her(good old Google)her writing is full of romance & wonder of early days love & nature & all the simple delights of life

Bookbuyingaddict @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @Aimeesue @jlhammar @quietjenn @sisilia @CarolynM @Oryx @elkeOriginal @BookNAround @Eyelit @Gissy @Tamra @andrew61 @HeatherBlue @Cathythoughts @rsteve388 @Kristin_Reads @willaful @mom_of_4 Has anyone else started the April pick yet ? If so what‘s your thoughts ? In a modern world of consumerism it‘s refreshing & wonderful to read of how people lived without the possessions we have today & to think nothing of it. 1y
jlhammar Such sweet puppies! Glad you‘re enjoying it so far. Great point about the contrast to our modern day ideals and consumerism. I appreciated that as well (even if it did sound stressful at times to not have a steady/traditional income). She was so good at improvising and making the best of things. 1y
Tamra Yes, I agree there is a marked difference! We can definitely do with less. (Aside from books, which even they made an exception for!) 1y
LeahBergen Omg! Look at those two sweet babies! ❤️❤️ I really enjoyed this read. Good point about consumerism and how little they actually needed to survive. 1y
BookNAround Mollie and Teddy are lovely. 14mo
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Mollie and I back in bath 🛁 and of course had to drag hubbie to the Persephone bookshop you cannot visit bath and not come !! Along with mr b‘s 🥰#persephonebookshop #cityofbath #persephonebookclub #mrb‘sbookemporium
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LeahBergen Oh, lucky you! 👏 1y
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