I love thee so much that I must buy you ALL!!!!
As you can see, I have found a new obsession - Persephone books. My first two books arrived today and I am in love. I had been reading about Persephone books all over the place, from BookGirl's Nightstand, Random Jottings of an Opera and Book Lover, Too Many Books and A Work in Progress. After going through the catalogue for a month, I finally placed my order for Someone At A Distance, They Knew Mr. Knight and Mariana last week. Despite my choosing the least expensive shipping available, two out of the three came pretty quick.
The jackets are so simple yet elegant. Really. I love the endpaper for They Knew Mr. Knight. After touching them, smelling them, petting them.....I decided that I must purchase the whole set! That's right! I don't know how I am going to to do it, but I will. I can just picture a chocolate-brown bookcase filled with all 70 Persephones......delicious.
I perused through Mariana to get a sense of what I have to look forward to. Here is what I opened up to:
' I live at Sheen. My father's a doctor there, you know.' Mary thought it was a pity he didn't do something about his daughter's breath. (96).
Ha ha! That's funny! I can't wait to read this one. I'm seriously tempted to put aside what I'm reading to start this one, but patience is a virtue.
Oh Fairy BookMother - please buy me the whole set! Won't you? :)