Sunday, December 14, 2008


Yesterday I became the very excited owner of my very first Persephone! It's titled Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes. A quote on the back cover states: "A revelation...These exquisite and wryly funny short stories, by the Jane Austen of the Home Front, provide a unique insight into English life during WWII" Robert Harris. Here's how it all came about. We stopped by Chapters as R wanted to find a book or two to read during some time off work. Always eager to be of service I was browsing the shelves for quirky titles, that's what R likes best. Then I spied the unmistakable Persephone logo on a spine, can it be I thought to myself. Such was the unconfined joy as I ran, okay I tried to be feminine, walked quickly to show my treasure to R. Since Chapters just happened to be having a Buy 3 Get 1 Free special it was tucked under my arm for purchase. Cue the Hallelujah chorus...


  1. Hooray! You'll have to let me know what you think. I quite like the new covers... K x

  2. How exciting--you'll want a whole shelf full of them after you have the pleasure of reading one! Mollie Panter Downes was one of my great discoveries last year and I have that same collection of stories!