I'm planning a week of Persephone-book themed posts, featuring a couple of reviews, and some recent acquisitions, this week. And it starts with the result of the giveaway I offered last week. Following my visit to the shop a fortnight ago, I ended up with a spare slightly damaged copy of Katherine Manfield's Journal. I asked entrants to tell me which Persephone book they most wanted to read; the results weren't hugely surprising as many people mentioned the most popular titles, but I was happy to see so many people wanting to read many of the ones that I have hugely enjoyed. High Wages, The making of a marchioness, The Victorian chaise-longue, Few eggs and no oranges, To bed with grand music, and Saplings were all mentioned.
However, there can be only one winner. The first name out of the hat was Make do and read, so if you email me your address to verityDOTormeATgmailDOTcom, then I will dispatch it to you as soon as I can!
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
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