What is a Persephone Book? (part 2) – Plus Giveaway Winners

I was felled by a mystery illness yesterday, and so I spent most of the weekend dozing, ocasionally rallying to read a short story from Tea With Mr Rochester by Frances Towers. I am delighted to report that it is every bit as delightful as the title suggests, and I don’t doubt that it is aided my recovery.

(I am feeling a lot better, but still not quite with it, so please forgive any incoherence!)

And then I pondered a second “What is a Perspephone Book?” post to try to convery the wonder of the words inside those lovely packages. Words failed me I’m afraid, and I can do no better than quote the Persephone website.

Persephone prints mainly neglected fiction and non-fiction by women, for women and about women. The titles are chosen to appeal to busy women who rarely have time to spend in ever-larger bookshops and who would like to have access to a list of books designed to be neither too literary nor too commercial. The books are guaranteed to be readable, thought-provoking and impossible to forget.

Do visit that delightful site, and do remember that Claire has provided links to many wonderful posts written for Persephone Reading Week.

And now to giveaway recipients:

Doreen will be finding a home with Merenia

Little Boy Lost will be going to Rachel

Could you let me have your mailing details by email (the address is near the top of my sidebar) or via a private messsage on LibraryThing please?

Persephone Reading Week has been quite wonderful. Thank you to our hosts, and here’s to next time!

9 responses

  1. Congratulations Merenia & Rachel! Rachel, at least, I know if in for one cracker of a read.

    I’ve read a Frances Towers short story in a Virago volume and would definitely love to read Tea With Mr Rochester at some point and I wonder whether one of the stories is someone actually having tea with Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre?

    Thank you for some wonderful posts this week, Jane, and I look forward to Persephone Reading Week 2010.

  2. I’ve had a quiet day and I am feeling much better, thank you.

    And I should have mentioned that the giveaway winners were decided by a random number generator(It’s only just occured to me that people could have thought it was subjetive based on the “how did you discover Persephone” question.

  3. Ohhhhhh! How wonderful to win Doreen. I’m so very sorry to have dropped off the radar. Life is quite wild here with two wee children.
    Thank you again and again. I’m estatic to win Doreen as I have an interest in the social and domestic impact of WW2. This has really made my day.

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