Tag Archive: Persephone

Playing the Fool in Lake Como with ‘Madame Solario’ #20BooksofSummer


After reading Heavenali’s glowing review of Madame Solario (1956) by Gladys Huntington recently, I knew I would have to use another of my ‘jokers’ (I’m currently suffering a self-imposed, year-long, book-buying ban, but have a… Continue reading

Secondhand Persephones are like literary gold!


There are everyday book hauls, the ones in which you pick up a clutch of interesting titles to add to the steady accumulation of your own living incarceration in a paper carapace, and… Continue reading

If ever a book required a floral housecoat, multiple cats and a heart-shaped box of violet creams as reading accessories, this is it!


I’ve read more glowing reviews of Winifred Watson’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938) than you could shake a Waterstones revolving bookmark stand at, so I knew I was in for a fabulous treat… Continue reading