Friday, April 27, 2007

Persephone Books

A recent reference by Maud Newton and another by dovergreyreader scribbles was enough to pique my interest in Persephone Books. Persephone Books are "revived" twentieth century novels, usually by women writers, and often now-forgotten texts. With their look they appear to be as branded as Penguins (a good thing), and absolutely lovely. And it perfectly breaks my heart that I don't live in England, and nor will we be in London when we go in June so that I can pop into the shop and just pick up one, two, or ten. But then again I'll get there someday, and it's nice to know that such a lovely thing exists.