I have gotten way behind in writing about recent book adventures, so all this week I will be posting about some of fun things I have picked up in the last couple of weeks.
Many of you wondered what I picked up on my first visit to Persephone when we were in London two weeks ago. Rather than carry them home in my already full suitcase, I had them shipped and they were remarkably quick in showing up on my doorstep. With the exception of the Whipple, these are all new authors for me. I have wanted The Hopkins Manuscript since I gave it as a gift last year to Jodie at Book Gazing for the Persephone Secret Santa. And the Richmal Crompton I got because I remembered how much Simon liked it. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that Crompton is (one of?) his favorite author(s) and that is how came to know Persephone in the first place. High hopes for that one.
The New House by Lettice Cooper
Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
Doreen by Barbara Noble
A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair
The Fortnight in September by RC Sheriff
The Hopkins Manuscript by RC Sheriff
They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple