Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Persephone Books

They’re classic. They’re stylish. They’re dove-grey. They’re so, so pretty. They’re Persephone Books.

1  ✔William – an Englishman Hamilton, Cicely
2  ✔Mariana Dickens, Monica
3  Someone at a Distance Whipple, Dorothy
4  Fidelity Glaspell, Susan
5  ✔An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of EH Hillesum, Etty
6  The Victorian Chaise-Longue Laski, Marghanita
7  The Home-Maker Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
8  ✔Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories Panter-Downes, Mollie
9  ✔Few Eggs and No Oranges Hodgson, Vere
10 Good Things in England White, Florence
11 Julian Grenfell Mosley, Nicholas
12 ✔It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty Viorst, Judith
13 Consequences Delafield, E.M.
14 Farewell Leicester Square Miller, Betty
15 Tell It To a Stranger Berridge, Elizabeth
16 Saplings Streatfeild, Noel
17 Marjory Fleming Malet, Oriel
18 ✔Every Eye English, Isobel
19 ✔They Knew Mr. Knight Whipple, Dorothy
20 A Woman’s Place: 1910-75 Adam, Ruth
21 ✔Miss. Pettigrew Lives for a Day Watson, Winifred
22 Consider the Years Graham, Virginia
23 Reuben Sachs Levy, Amy
24 Family Roundabout Crompton, Richmal
25 The Montana Stories Mansfield, Katherine
26 Brook Evans Glaspell, Susan
27 The Children who Lived in a Barn Graham, Eleanor
28 Little Boy Lost Laski, Marghanita
29 The Making of a Marchioness Burnett, Frances Hodgson
30 ✔Kitchen Essays Jekyll, Agnes
31 A House in the Country Playfair, Jocelyn
32 ✔The Carlyles at Home Holme, Thea
33 The Far Cry Smith, Emma
34 Minnie’s Room: The Peacetime Stories Panter-Downes, Mollie
35 Greenery Street Mackail, Denis
36 Lettice Delmer Miles, Susan
37 The Runaway Hart, Elizabeth Anna
38 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Strachey, Julia
39 Manja Gmeyner, Anna
40 The Priory Whipple, Dorothy
41 Hostages to Fortune Cambridge, Elizabeth
42 The Blank Wall Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay
43 The Wise Virgins Woolf, Leonard
44 Tea with Mr. Rochester Towers, Frances
45 Good Food on the Aga Heath, Ambrose
46 Miss Ranskill Comes Home Todd, Barbara Euphan
47 ✔The New House Cooper, Lettice
48 The Casino Bonham, Margaret
49 Bricks and Mortar Ashton, Helen
50 The World that was Ours Bernstein, Hilda
51 ✔Operation Heartbreak Cooper, Duff
52 The Village Laski, Marghanita
53 Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary Ferguson, Ruby
54 They Can’t Ration These de Mauduit, Vicomte
55 ✔Flush Woolf, Virginia
56 They Were Sisters Whipple, Dorothy
57 The Hopkins Manuscript Sherriff, RC
58 ✔Hetty Dorval Wilson, Ethel
59 There Were No Windows Hoult, Norah
60 Doreen Noble, Barbara
61 ✔A London Child of the 1870s Hughes, Molly
62 How to Run Your Home Without Help Smallshaw, Kay
63 Princes in the Land Cannan, Joanna
64 A Woman Novelist and Other Stories Gardner, Diana
65 Alas, Poor Lady Ferguson, Rachel
66 Gardener’s Nightcap Stuart, Muriel
67 The Fortnight in September Sherriff, RC
68 The Expendable Man Hughes, Dorothy B.
69 Journal Mansfield, Katherine
70 Plats du Jour Gray, Patience and Primrose Boyd
71 The Shuttle Burnett, Frances Hodgson
72 House-Bound Peck, Winifred
73 The Young Pretenders Fowler, Edith Henrietta
74 The Closed Door and Other Stories Whipple, Dorothy
75 ✔On the Other Side: Letters to my Children Wolff-Monckeberg, Mathilde
76 The Crowded Street Holtby, Winifred
77 Daddy’s Gone-A-Hunting Mortimer, Penelope
78 ✔A Very Great Profession Beauman, Nicola
79 Round about a Pound a Week Reeves, Maud Pember
80 The Country Housewife’s Book Yates, Lucy H.
81 ✔Miss Buncle’s Book Stevenson, DE
82 Amours de Voyage Clough, Arthur Hugh
83 ✔Making Conversation Longford, Christine
84 A New System of Domestic Cookery Rundell, Mrs.
85 High Wages Whipple, Dorothy
86 ✔To Bed with Grand Music Laski, Marghanita

87 Dimanche and Other Stories, Irène Némirovsky
88 Still Missing, Beth Gutcheon
89 The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow, Margaret Oliphant
90 The Winds of Heaven, Monica Dickens
91 Miss Buncle Married, D.E. Stevenson
92 Midsummer Night in the Workhouse, Diana Athill
93 The Sack of Bath, Adam Fergusson
94 No Surrender, Constance Maud
95 Greenbanks, Dorothy Whipple
96 Dinners for Beginners, Rachel and Margaret Ryan
97 Harriet, Elizabeth Jenkins
✔ 98 A Writer’s Diary, Virginia Woolf
99 Patience, John Coates
100 The Persephone Book of Short Stories
101 Heat Lightning, Helen Hull
102 The Exiles Return, Elisabeth de Waal
103 The Squire, Enid Bagnold
104 The Two Mrs Abbotts, D.E. Stevenson
✔ 105 Diary of a Provincial Lady, E.M. Delafield
106 Into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg
107 Wilfred and Eileen, Jonathan Smith
108 The Happy Tree, Rosalind Murray
109 The Country Life Cookery Book, Ambrose Heath
110 Because of the Lockwoods, Dorothy Whipple
111: London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes
112: Vain Shadow by Jane Hervey
113: Greengates by RC Sherriff
114: Gardeners’ Choice by Evelyn Dunbar and Charles Mahoney
115: Maman, What Are We Called Now? by Jacqueline Mesnil-Amar
116: A Lady and Her Husband by Amber Reeves
117: The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde
118: Every Good Deed and Other Stories by Dorothy Whipple
119: Long Live Great Bardfield by Tirzah Garwood
120: Madame Solario by Gladys Huntington


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