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It’s a Grey, Grey Christmas…

First of all, apologies for the delayed Persephone Secret Santa reveal and thank you to my co-host Verity for holding down the fort and providing a full list of this year’s recipients.  I have had a crazy week month year and have been feeling a little under-the-weather.  However, it is often in times of manic [...]

Persephone Secret Santa is Coming to Town!

When my dear friend Verity asked if I would be organising Persephone Secret Santa again this year and whether I needed a co-host this time, I knew I had been presented with the best opportunity to return to blogging.   Persephone Books and blogging have, in many ways, become synonymous for me as they are [...]

It’s a Grey, Grey Christmas (with some snow).

It is that time of year again: the Persephone Secret Santa reveal! I have had such fun organising the event this year as it has renewed by faith in the generosity of the human spirit! Seriously, the Persephone Santas are all so kind, thoughtful and creative.  I have found their generosity, enthusiasm and attention to [...]

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 [...]

I’m Dreaming of a Grey Christmas…

… Not the dismal grey of a leaden sky and a bleak winter but Persephone grey.  Yes, it is that time again, readers, and after the successful and exceptionally fun Persephone Secret Santa swap hosted by Stacy of Stories & Stitches (formerly Book Psmith) last year I bring you what has hopefully become a blogging [...]

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