Monday, 28 February 2011

Persephone Reading Weekend: Final Roundup

Despite Persephone weekend ending yesterday, a number of people have posted, so there's time for a final roundup - although brief on my part. Stand by for the announcement of the competition winners tonight in our very own Persephone Oscars!

Lifetime reader has read her first Persephone book this weekend - Miss Pettigrew.

Darlene tells us more about the Dorothy Whipple short stories.

Tracey at Book Sanctuary reads Daddy Goes A-Hunting.

Susan from Pages turned talks about Emma Smith and Mrs Oliphant and their books.

Kristin at Bookmarks and Teacups shows us her Persephone collection and also writes about Dimanche and other stories.

Emily writes impressively about Manja

Nat at In Spring it is dawn has been reading her Persephone Secret Santa, Every eye.

Pamela's first Persephone was also Miss Pettigrew.

Under Melbourne Skies posts about Katherine Mansfield's Journal.

Allie at Literary Oddysey read her first Persephone this weekend, and it was Mariana.

Hayley's best laid plans to cook something from one of the Persephone cookery books sadly didn't come to fruition but she talks about a couple of the titles.

Thomas joined in by reading the latest Mrs Oliphant book.

Simon from Savidge Reads read the book that he won last time around, Miss Pettigrew.

Liana at Bookgirl updates us on her progress with Someone at a Distance.

Dolce Belleza features a lovely picture of her reading Fidelity with her cat and hopes to have a review up later in the week.

Fig and thistle joined us by reading Someone at a distance.

The little bookroom has her very own take on my photo competition which I loved!

Virginia, A literary wayfarer, was disappointed ultimately by Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary.

Kate at Make do and Read has been making her way through the wartime diaries Few eggs and no oranges.

Jane at Fleur Fisher reads managed to combine Persephone Reading Weekend with her crime fiction alphabet to read The blank wall.

Michelle who doesn't have a blog shares some of her thoughts on A London Child in the comments on my newcomers post here, and in the same place Susan E writes about Saplings.

Cristina at Rochester Reader shares her initial thoughts on High wages.

Buried in Print read Every eye.

Colleen from Col Reads has been reading Good evening Mrs Craven.

Sasha writes extensively about one of the newest Persephones, The winds of heaven.

Katherine reveals the results of her very generous giveaway. does Frances at Nonsuch book here.

And Donna at Rambling Fancy writes a very kind thank you post, that also mentions one of my very favourite books - Jane Brocket's The gentle art of domesticity... does Audrey at Books as food.

Phew! Thank you everyone for such wonderful enthusiasm! And do check back later - we will be announcing the winners at 8pm GMT...


  1. OMG, where do I start!

    Thank you Verity for organising such a brilliant weekend with Claire. I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

  2. I think the Persephone Reading Weekend was a resounding success! It's so nice to see so many participants! Well done both of you:)

  3. A huge round of applause goes to you and Claire for heading up a wonderfully successful reading weekend! You should be so proud of the way you've brought so many people together and it certainly is gaining in popularity.

    Now I have some posts to catch up on by the looks of things!

  4. Thank you so much for all of your hard work Verity! I hope you take a well deserved rest today! What a wonderful weekend it has been and it was a complete joy to take part. I'm looking forward to next year already!!

  5. Thank you for all your hard work in planning and then the round ups.

  6. Thank you for all the effort you put in to making this a success! The competitions and roundups were brilliant!


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