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Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon

Endpapers taken from 1970s knit fabric in private collection When I read Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski a year ago, I felt as if my heart had been ripped out in the heightened emotion of the closing pages; with Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon, the emotional intensity was present from the opening page and [...]

Claire’s Corner

With sporadic blogging over the last few months it has been a while since I posted a Claire’s Corner; it has also been a ridiculously long time since I have posted a review (a subjective and personal response to a book read), which is the main subject of this post.  I have mentioned that I [...]

Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon

Endpapers taken from 1970s knit fabric in private collection When I read Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski a year ago, I felt as if my heart had been ripped out in the heightened emotion of the closing pages; with Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon, the emotional intensity was present from the opening page and [...]

To Bed With Grand Music

To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski is the fourth of her novels that Persephone Books have published but was the first of those four to be published, in 1946 under the pseudonym “Sarah Russell”.  A unique take on the experience of women in WWII England, To Bed With Grand Music opens with the [...]

The Persephone Perplex

On Monday I presented you with the most perplexing of Persephone problems … what book should I most definitely read this week?  To help me with this I dangled a dazzling carrot in front of you: the person who gave the most persuasive argument would win a Persephone book of their choice and I have [...]

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