Another weekend come and gone! I was away for most of the week for a conference in San Diego, but I got back late on Friday night/the wee hours of Saturday morning. While I was on the plane, I finished reading a review copy of Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud, which the author generously sent me to review; read all of Every Eye, by Isobel English (review to be posted during Persephone Reading Weekend next weekend), and then most of The Du Mauriers, Daphne Du Maurier’s biography of her ancestors. All three are great reads. My current read is a short one: Sisters by a River, by Barbara Comyns, a novel told from a child’s point of view (complete with erratic spellings), based on the author’s life.
Speaking of Persephone Reading Weekend (Claire at Paperback Reader is hosting and has more on it), I received several books in the mail this past week that I might read: Alas, Poor Lady, by Rachel Ferguson; A Very Great Profession, by Nicola Beauman; Few Eggs and No Oranges, by Vere Hodgson; and The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow, by Mrs. Oliphant, one of Persephone’s newer titles. I actually received two copies of this in the mail, so I am having a giveaway of it here. It's a brand-new copy with the corresponding endpaper bookmark tucked inside! To enter, leave your name and e-mail by 5 pm EST on Friday February 25th, and I will choose a winner on Saturday or Sunday. Good luck!