Starting today, Jessie over at Dwell in Possibility is hosting a Persephone Readathon. This gives me the perfect excuse to
show off share a picture of my first Persephone acquisitions. I have read library copies of books from this publisher in the past and could not resist starting my own collection (more scope for meeting the one-in-one-out challenge set for me by my friend LizW!).
I recently had a very short visit to London, where I was able to squeeze in a trip to the Persephone shop. It was my intention mainly to look at and soak up all the gorgeousness of so many Persephones in one place, allowing myself the slight possibility of buying one title as a souvenir. But who was I kidding?!
I could have come home with armfuls of titles, but limited myself to these three. I chose Mariana because it is partially set in West London where I spent some time on my visit, so that counted as my souvenir. High Wages was an easy choice because I adore Dorothy Whipple’s writing and have not yet read this one. And I have read lots of good things about The Fortnight in September. I recently finished and very much enjoyed R C Sherriff’s The Hopkins Manuscript so am keen to read more.
I won’t get through all three books in a week of course, not least because I want to savour the writing and not push on with them just for the sake of completion. I also want to try and read the chosen ‘readalong’ book, Virginia Woolf’s Flush, which I have as an e-book.
Meanwhile, there is also plenty of other non-Persephone reading to be done, not least this intriguing-sounding volume which I will be discussing at a book group on Tuesday. Happily it is only 190 pages long.
So that’s my reading plans sorted for a wee while – delicious! 😀📚💕