|Narcissus (1912) - John William Waterhouse|
Persephone Reading Weekend is fast approaching and I have gathered the only unread Persephone Books that I have with me and thought that I'd share them with you. I hope to make a start on the first book tomorrow so that a review will be ready by Friday.
My first selection is Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey. This is a short novel (novella?) and should hopefully be a quick read to help jump-start the reading weekend. It is described as a domestic comedy and revolves around a couple's wedding day. I absolutely love these end-papers with the butterflies and subtle tones.
Next, I hope to read Dorothy Whipple's High Wages and, being my first Whipple, I am really psyched about it. I have heard such good things about this title from fellow bloggers so I look forward to following in the protagonist's footsteps in setting up her own gown shop.
And if there's still time, I might finally crack open my 1950 copy of Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski, which I was lucky to spot last year in a second-hand book shop. It's a Persephone title that people have raved about and that deals with a man's search for his son who was lost in France during WWII. It sounds like quite an emotional ride but I'm sure it'll be worthwhile... as long as I don't start blubbing.
So those are my selections and I hope I will get through most of them this week. I look forward to seeing you all over at Claire and Verity's blogs to exchange thoughts, opinions and recommendations.
For those of you new to Persephone Reading Weekend, please do visit these blogs for more information and to participate... it's always so much fun and there are 10 Persephone books to be had as prizes as well as a special prize for Persephone first-timers.
What will you be reading?