Posted by: London UK | November 20, 2007

Day 35 - Neglected Novels, Diaries, Short Stories & Cookery Books

persephonePersephone 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. They are sold mainly through mail order, through selected shops and they have their own shop.

59 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3NB

(nearest tube stations Russell Square and Holborn).

Their titles include novels, short stories, diaries and cookery books. They are all carefully designed with a clear typeface, a dove-grey jacket, a ‘fabric’ endpaper and bookmark, and a preface by writers such as Jilly Cooper, Adam Gopnik, and Jacqueline Wilson.

‘The answer to a present-giver’s prayers.’ Vogue

‘There are cute books, there are beautiful books and then there are Persephone books.’ The Irish Times

‘What unites all the books is their timelessness. The writing is fresh, psychologically accurate, frequently moving and funny.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Oh, the bliss of Persephone Books!’ India Knight, The Shops

All books are £10, or 3 for £27

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