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Persephone Reading Week: Beginnings

Persephone Reading Week has begun! Two years ago, in an effort to become better read, I started reading from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list—of which Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day is one. I bought a Classics edition of the book at a Borders near where I worked at the time, during my lunch break. That led me to purchase The Priory online (though Amazon, so it didn’t come with one of their lovely bookmarks). Later, on a trip to London in September, I went to the Lamb’s Conduit Street shop, where I bought half a dozen more. For Christmas I received a Persephone subscription, and so every month a lovely Persephone arrives on my doorstep!

I’ve just started reading Dorothy Whipple’s They Were Sisters, so I don’t have much to report just yet. I read The Young Pretenders last week, and I’ll have a review of it up at some point this week. Until I’ve made progress in my reading, here are some links to other Persephone books I’ve reviewed on this blog:

No. 2: Mariana, by Monica Dickens

No. 3: Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple

No. 4: Fidelity, by Susan Glaspell

No. 6: The Victorian Chaise Lounge, by Marghanita Laski

No: 16: Saplings, by Noel Streatfeild

No. 21: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson

No. 29: The Making of a Marchioness, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

No. 32: The Carlyles at Home, by Thea Holme

No. 32: The Far Cry, by Emma Smith

No. 40: The Priory, by Dorothy Whipple

No. 68: The Expendable Man, by Dorothy Hughes

No. 81: Miss Buncle’s Book, by De Stevenson

If you’re participating in Persephone Reading Week, what are you reading? What are you looking forward to about this week?


Kathleen said…
I have to confess that I have still not read a Persephone. Just the image of the shop makes my mouth water!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations on your appearance in the biannually! I've just finished tea With Mr Rochester, which is lovely and now I'm wondering what to pull off the shelf next.
I would love a subscription and the element of surprise.

Thanks for the links to your previous reviews and I look forward to more this week. Enjoy your PRW choices.
Brittanie said…
I am reading Mariana by Monica Dickens.
JoAnn said…
How lucky you are to have a subscription! What a wonderful gift! They Were Sisters will be my next Dorothy Whipple... thanks for including links to all your reviews.
StuckInABook said…
Lovely story!
I'm reading Miss Ranskill Comes Home at the moment...
Thank you for linking to your previous Persephone reviews.I liked being able to read them of novels I've read. I'm reading Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary. What I'm really looking forward to about this week is reading everyone's reviews and then deciding which one to read next...

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