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Persephone Reading Week Update

I finished They Were Sisters yesterday, and thought it was excellent (review to come). I'm now about halfway through A London Child of the 1870s (originally published in 1934 as A London Child of the Seventies). This is the first in series of books that continues with A London Girl of the 1880s and A London Home in the 1890s, though this of course is the only one that Persephone has published. The picture above is of the house the family lived in (borrowed from the Persephone website). It's a short memoir about Molly Hughes's experience growing up in a middle-class family in North Islington with four brothers. While I'm not totally taken with it (it has a "way back then" kind of feeling to it), I'm finding that it's a fascinating look at middle-class life during the high Victorian period. It's also very funny. I should finish it today and have a review posted soon.


Hannah Stoneham said…
Looking forward to reading your review as I have had my eye on that one for a while. I am so far realy enjoying Mariana.
Just to let you know - I have linked to you in my latest post
happy reading
verity said…
London child is one of my very very very very favourite books - I really hope you're enjoying it.
I read A London Child last Persephone Reading Week and did find it charming and fascinating historically, if not completely taken with it until the end.

Glad to read that you loved They Were Sisters! It is brilliant.
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