These Ladies are Dreaming of My Porch


Imagine my surprise when I opened the mail yesterday to see yours truly had his review of Dorothy Whipple’s The Priory quoted in the brand new issue of the Persephone Biannually. I had seen some other folks in the UK blogosphere last week write about how they had been included and I thought wistfully how fun it would be quoted in the Biannually. And boom, this week there it was. What fun.

I meant to review The Making of a Marchioness tonight, but work ran late and I barely have the energy to pop out this little self-congratulatory bit of boasting. But after all, if one doesn’t have the energy for that, does one have the energy for life?

21 thoughts on “These Ladies are Dreaming of My Porch

  1. Nadia May 4, 2010 / 11:37 pm

    Congratulations, Matt! How exciting!! I think it is just so cool that your review was included in the biannual! Kudos to you! And I love that pic. Cheers to you!


  2. Mrs. B. May 4, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    How wonderful Thomas! I don't have the biannually so I don't know who's been quoted. What a nice surprise!


  3. verity May 5, 2010 / 3:57 am

    Excelent and what good timing!


  4. Thomas at My Porch May 5, 2010 / 5:13 am

    Nadia: Who's Matt? :)

    Mrs. B: I don't have it is front of me but I think The Literary Stew is also quoted!

    Mlle: Thanks.

    Verity: I know, the timing was perfect.


  5. Paperback Reader May 5, 2010 / 6:51 am

    Congratulations, Thomas! It is such a lovely surprise and serendipitous that it should arrive in time for this week. I was delighted to see you quoted (although selfishly I had wished it had been for The Home-Maker!)


  6. JoAnn May 5, 2010 / 7:51 am

    Congratulations, Thomas… so exciting!! I just love that picture.


  7. Frances May 5, 2010 / 8:03 am

    Boast away! Some moments call for it and this is one. You must have been thrilled! You had no idea before you saw it? And on Persephone Week at that. Congratulations!


  8. Nadia May 5, 2010 / 8:04 am

    OMG, Thomas! I am so sorry! I meant you, Thomas. I swear I must have been asleep when I wrote that. Yikes! Blimey I feel badly. Can't belive I wrote that. Sorry!


  9. Bloomsbury Bell May 5, 2010 / 8:49 am

    It is so exciting to be quoted in the Biannually. Congratulations!


  10. Nan May 5, 2010 / 9:51 am

    I am thrilled for you,Thomas! Well-deserved!!


  11. Thomas at My Porch May 5, 2010 / 11:01 am

    Paperbook Reader: That would have been great. I am on a mission to get everyone to buy, or at least read, The Home-Maker.

    JoAnn: It is a fun picture, but the scanner seems to have distorted it a bit.

    Frances: No, no idead they were going to include that quote.

    Nadia: Don't worry about it. You obviously had “Matt” on your mind. Is there something you would like to share…?

    Bloomsbury Bell and Nan: Thank you. It is pretty fun to be included.


  12. Hannah Stoneham May 5, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I got mine yesterday as well and was most impressed with your honourable mention! Well done you. It is such a pleasure to recieve and I like the picture on the front

    Happy reading



  13. Nymeth May 5, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    It made me smile to see some familiar names when I got my copy yesterday. Congratulations!


  14. ramblingfancy May 5, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    I noticed when I first got mine! Well-deserved indeed! It was lovely to see a few “familiar” names this time too.


  15. Lorin May 5, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    Congratulations! Very cool!


  16. Hannah Stoneham May 6, 2010 / 6:39 am

    Thomas I have linked to you in my latest post… on further reading I was rather upset to read that the Persephone Book Shop in Kensington Church Street is closing. What a shame. Anyway – well done you, you have every reason to boast!



  17. Tara May 6, 2010 / 4:21 pm


    I was quoted once and I was crazy thrilled!


  18. Mrs. B. May 6, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    Thomas – I just found out that I've been quoted as well! I am so thrilled. I don't have a copy of the biannually so I might use some of your pics of the catalogue. Hope you don't mind. I'll mention in my post that they're your pics and that you've been quoted too. Isn't this so cool?


  19. Bellezza May 9, 2010 / 11:46 pm

    How exciting to be published in the Persephone biannual! Congratulations, Thomas!


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