Here's a bit of a challenge. The prize for this competition is a Persephone book, of course, but you won't find out which one until you've solved the puzzle, as the answer and the prize are the same.
What you need to do is to solve the clues below in order to spell out the title of one of the Persephone books...all of the information can be found on the Persephone website.
1. First letter of the number in the title by Judith Viorst. 2. First letter of new title by Dorothy Whipple out this autumn. 3. First letter of the surname of the main character in one of Susan Glaspell's books. 4. First letter of surname of one of the few male Persephone authors. 5. First letter of the title of a novel in verse about a group of English travellers in Italy. 6. First initial of author who also brought us books about Just William. 7. First letter of street on which main Persephone book-shop can be found. 8. First letter of third word in title by Joyce Grenfell's closest friend. 9. First letter of third word in Persephone title which was recently made into a successful film. 10. First letter of both words in a title which is 144p. long. 11. First letter of surname of author who is more famous for children's book about ballet. 12. First letter of surname of the author who wrote about an architect in the 1890s. 13. First letter of the surname of the individual written about in the only Persephone life thus far. 14. First letter of the surname of diarist whose life was interrupted. 15. First letter of christian name of the author who brought us a biography of the youngest person to be included in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography... 16. ...and the first letter of her surname. 17. First initial of writer who brought us the Provincial lady.
DON'T post the answer here - please email it to me at verityDOTormeATgmailDOTcom
I love books, baking and my boyfriend, and love to write about the first two. I particular love "forgotten" books, books brought out of obscurity by republication and those still languishing in obscurity. I'm currently reading my way through all of the Virago Modern Classics, but taking in other books along the way.