Persephone Readathon #3 Open Post: Days 4-5

Welcome to days four and five of the Persephone Readathon! How are you enjoying your reading so far?

(Here are the Open Posts for Day One, and Days 2-3)

Don’t forget to share your readathon experience and follow along with #PersephoneReadathon.

As always, more details about the readathon can be found on my Persephone Readathon Page


Discussion Question #3

How would you describe Persephone Books to someone who is unfamiliar with them? Which book(s) would you recommend they read first?


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6 thoughts on “Persephone Readathon #3 Open Post: Days 4-5

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  1. I’m really enjoying Flush and have also started The Fortnight in September by R C Sherriff, which is divine! My mother asked me what all the fuss was about with Persephone books and I said the combination of sublime writing and gorgeous publication format makes for an irresistible reading experience. I started with Dorothy Whipple’s books and would recommend them to other newbies too. 🙂


  2. I’m loving Flush too (and trying to resist squeezing in The Fortnight in September)! My first experience of Persephone was a revelation – the quality of the paper and the publication, the sparse elegance of the covers and the choices of end papers all add immeasurably to the reading experience. Throw in the sublime writing that Liz mentions and you have the perfect mix. Ideal for anyone who appreciates the book as an object in itself and is interested in discovering quality writing and authors who have drifted under the radar. There are several well-known authors such as Mansfield, Holtby and Streatfeild in the catalogue but I’m with Liz: Dorothy Whipple is a good place to start. She’s Persephone’s most popular author for a reason!


  3. I’m well into Because of the Lockwoods, by Dorothy Whipple, and enjoying it very much. I’m also planning to re-read Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, just because… 🙂 Thanks so much for organizing this, Jessie!


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