PERSEPHONE Books at Beyond the Sea!

By Beyond the Sea | Nov 29, 2016

Persephone Books, an independent London publisher, reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. All of our books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written and are chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial. We publish novels, short stories, diaries, memoirs and cookery books; each has an elegant grey jacket, a ‘fabric’ endpaper with matching bookmark, and a preface by writers such as Jilly Cooper, David Kynaston and Elaine Showalter.

We have a selection of our favourites and the latest Persephone books.  Only one or two copies of each of the following, so come soon to get your pick!

William an Englishman
The Homemaker
Few Eggs and No Oranges
It's Hard to be Hip Over Thirty
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Condider the Years
Little Boy Lost
The Blank Wall
Miss Ranskill Comes Home
The World That was Ours
The Fortnight in September
The Expendable Man
Miss Buncle's Book
Amours de Voyage
Still Missing
Miss Buncle Married
The Sack of Bath
The Two Mrs. Abbotts
Wilfred & Eileen
Because of the Lockwoods
London War Notes
Vain Shadow
Gardeners' Choice
Mamam, What are we Called Now?
A Lady and Her Husband
The Godwits Fly

Comments (2)
Posted by: Harold Richardson | Aug 24, 2016 12:29

Maybe just a tad pretentious there Kendall.  Also you left out the great 5th century Chinese General Sudoku.

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Aug 23, 2016 21:24

Too much based on England when the real work of world literature should be taken from China--Li Bai in the 7th century, Haiku from Basho in Japan in the 16th Century, twentieth century poetry and novels in Russia. The literature of England is like their grave yards the same thing buried over in the same hole. Universities that teach English literature, creative writing and poetry are nuts. We have a giant planet with all sorts of literary expression --go in search of that, make friends with people across the world. I have written a short poem for a sixth grader called "Adopt A Country" which gives a clear, short but complete writing course on less than a page.  If you want to debate this I would be glad to do it. There is one word that describes this school of writing "Love". f all would writers followed this path perhaps we would get rid of that evil chant that the United States is the biggest and most powerful nation--I think if I hear that sad refrain "God Bless America" I think I'll vomit. We may have the most weaoons and kill the most people---But I think any God or Goddess would never support the Devil of Death--write what you know to be true and good--and it cannot be shooting. When you get the urge to do something go use your pots and pans and bake a batch of Katherine's brownies (I have the recipe a will send it to any one who asks--maybe we can have a brownie recipe revolution to get your personal God or Goddess and God will bless America.  Kendall Meriam

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