Thursday, 22 April 2010
Persephone in Spring: The Biannually has Arrived!
The postman has just delivered the latest Persephone Biannually on this beautiful, sunny Spring day and the cover is fitting. Included was a charming bookmark to match the book Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky.
A quick perusal of the Biannually reveals a number of interesting articles and tidbits such as information and reviews of the two Spring/Summer books and the short story Dimanche. There is also an article about the Blitz and a piece about a Norwegian island. As usual, the magazine is punctuated by gorgeous and colourful pictures from the period and plenty of reviews including blog reviews from my favourite bloggers.
Of particular interest is the news that the Persephone Forum will be launched on the 1st June and the first book up for discussion will be William - an Englishman, followed by Mariana in July. The forum sounds like a wonderful opportunity to interact with other like-minded readers and to exchange views and opinions on each book in the Persephone line.
I'm looking forward to Persephone Week, although I may only be able to contribute for part of the week as it falls upon my birthday. I'm off to enjoy the sunshine and sip a cup of freshly-picked mint tea with my Persephone... I hope you have received yours (or will do soon) and will enjoy it too.