Saturday, June 07, 2008

Persephone Books

I was introduced to Persephone Books by a dear friend who gave me a copy of No. 21 "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day". The book is beautiful, both the words and the cover and end papers. All the Persephone book covers are a lovely grey with a cream label with the title wording. Inside the end papers are individually chosen for each title.

This is the end paper for "Miss PettigrewLives for a Day". Gorgeous isn't it?

The endpaper is a 1938 furnishing fabric by Marion Dorn; it is an elegant and light-hearted repeat patttern on a background of pale linen.

The complete list of books (and their end papers is found here. This is a little detail about the company.

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.

The best thing is they are available on line through their site or can be ordered through your local bookstore. Also available through Book Depository in the UK who ship internationally for free!

1 comment:

Millie said...

Hi Michelle - what a lovely post! I'm definitely going to check out the Miss Pettigrew book. I have tagged you today - details are on my Blog page. Please don't feel obligated to participate - but it would be lovely to learn some more about you!
Millie ^_^

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