Welcome to Persephone Reading Week! I'm really excited to be hosting this event once again with Claire from Paperback Reader and I'm looking forward to reading some more of my Persephone books, and seeing what others have been reading.
There's no real rules for the week, all you need to do in order to participate is to read one or more Persephone books. I'm aiming to read one a day, and to hopefully blog about them too. It should be a lovely relaxed reading challenge with plenty of wonderful books to choose from.
Along the way, Claire and I will collate your posts and blog about them to make it easy to see what everyone has been reading and talking about; to help us, every time you write something as part of the week, please post a link to the post in the comments section of this welcome post, or in the comments section of Claire's welcome post. Do this to be in with a chance to win a copy of The closed door and other stories by Dorothy Whipple which will be awarded to our favourite post of the week.
Nicola Beaumann from Persephone books has kindly given us three other brand new Persephone books in addition to The closed door, which we'll be giving away through quizzes on our blogs thsi week, and we also have a copy of the DVD of Miss Pettigrew lives for a day.
Mavis Gallant’s “Madeline’s Bithday” (1951)
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