My Persephone Readathon TBR List

I had a tough time narrowing down my #PersephoneReadathon TBR, but I’m happy with my final picks and ready to read!

My TBR includes:

Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary by Ruby Ferguson (1937)

This sounds like a lovely, fairy-tale-esque story with a sweet romance and a tiny twist at the end. I think it will also offer some pointed commentary on class and the restricted roles of women. I’m looking forward to escaping to a nineteenth-century Scottish estate for a bit!

Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski (1949)

Little Boy Lost revolves around a father’s desperate search for his missing son in post-WWII France. I’m expecting this to be incredibly gripping and possibly heartbreaking. It sounds like it may be hard to put down as well.

Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton (1953)

This is Persephone Books #125, and therefore the latest book to be published. I’ve been dying to read Guard Your Daughters since I first heard it compared to I Capture the Castle (only darker). I was given a copy for Christmas and knew I wanted to save it for the readathon.

I’ll also be dipping in and out of the short stories in The Persephone Book of Short StoriesI started this last weekend and am really enjoying it so far.



I ‘m so excited to see what you all choose to read over the next 11 days! I am a bit worried for the state of my Persephone wish list though…




21 thoughts on “My Persephone Readathon TBR List

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  1. I haven’t read any of those, but I definitely look forward to seeing what you think. I’ve read the first few chapters of The Shuttle and I’m definitely excited for the rest!

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    1. OK, I have to ask — which is the one that you loathed? I’m guessing it’s not the short stories because the authors are so varied. I’ve read two of the other three and the third is on my short list for this week!

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  2. I’ve only read Little Boy Lost and The Persephone Book of Short Stories out of these. You are right, Little Boy Lost is going to break your heart! I had a good cry after reading it!

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  3. I almost started Little Boy Lost but after several blog readers highly recommended the Mollie Panter-Downes book on my stack I ended up going with that one. Hope you enjoy your reads!

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  4. I wish I could find the short story book to read! I know my library has the Little Boy Lost book. Guard Your Daughters sounds really interesting – I wonder if I can find it here? I have yet to read I Capture the Castle since I can’t find a good copy, but I’ve heard it’s wonderful.

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    1. Guard Your Daughters is one of their most recent publications so it might be hard to find in North America (at least in the Persephone edition). I got mine for Christmas from Book Depository.

      I feel ya about ICTC. It took me years to find a copy, and I ended up settling for the movie-tie-in edition, which I’m not a fan of. The book is one of my all time favorites though!

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  5. I recently finished Guard Your Daughters. For the read along I’m reading The Priory and Effi Briest.
    I have 18 Persephone Books (1 a Classic) and have read 4 Persephone titles in other versions (1 on kindle the others different physical versions).
    I discovered Persephone Books while I was working at Ottakar’s bookshop (which later got taken over by Waterstones) when a customer ordered one and I fell in love.
    I missed the first few days, hence the jumbled together post.

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