Archives by Tag 'Persephone'

Review: ‘The Sack of Bath’ by Adam Fergusson

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I really enjoy being a member of the various online book communities that I’m a part of, much as they are largely responsible for my enormous TBR pile and wishlist.  I know I can find opinions on everything from the latest popular bestseller to obscure novels which I’d never have discovered on my own on [...]

‘Miss Buncle’s Book’ by D. E. Stevenson

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Although I buy the majority of my books second hand, whether from charity shops,  Ebay or Amazon Marketplace, occasionally I will allow myself to purchase a new book or two if they are particularly special.  When I discovered sometime in early January that I had to go to Charing Cross for a meeting, meaning that [...]

‘The Victorian Chaise-Longue’ by Marghanita Laski

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Although I’ve only read one book published by Persephone before now (the delightful Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson) this, combined with the numerous reviews I’ve read for books from this publisher on other blogs, has been sufficient to create a preconception in my mind of what a Persephone book will typically be like.  I expect them [...]

Review: ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ by Winifred Watson

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Saturday, August 21, 2010

Title: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Author: Winifred Watson Published: Persephone Books, 2008, pp. 234 Genre: Early twentieth century fiction Blurb: Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children.  Over a period of 24 hours her life [...]