I will be rounding up over the next couple of days, linking to your reviews and awarding some of the outstanding prizes. Once Verity returns from holiday we will together decide our favourite Persephone-related post and award A London Child of the 1870s.
Speaking of prizes, I have drawn yesterday's copy of Good Evening, Mrs Craven and the lucky recipient is...
Congratulations! Please email your address and I'll pop that in the post to you next week. I'm so glad that a) you have another Persephone to read now (as you have the self-imposed book ban and can't buy any) and b) it's a Persephone of WWII short stories, a time period you have been seeking out in literature.
For everyone else: don't be downhearted as there is still one remaining copy of Good Evening, Mrs Craven to win and all you have to do is comment here today. I will also be announcing the winner of my Persephone quiz this evening.
Speaking of Good Evening, Mrs Craven, we have our first reviews of it this week from Danielle and Simon S. I am delighted that Simon enjoyed his first Persephone book (the first of many, I imagine!) and I plan to read it myself today.
In honour of the last day of Persephone Reading Week, The Persephone Post have treated us this apt and beautiful painting. To me, it epitomises the joyful experience of this week.
Verity has summed up her experiences in this lovely, gracious post and has given voice to sentiments I wholeheartedly agree with.
Darlene has reviewed The Village by Marghanita Laski for us, and I now covet the book (of course). Laski has definitely been our most proficient and popular Persephone author this week; she has indeed been my favourite, although I still have one more Persephone to fit in before the challenge ends.
Also, you MUST visit fleur fisher's blog today as not only does she have a wonderfully generous prize giveaway of TWO Persephones, she also has this lovely and highly informative feature (part one) published yesterday with part two to come today. Thank you so much on behalf of myself and Verity.
I hope you have enjoyed this week and enjoy this last day of it. Please share your highlights with me in comments and inform us of anything you would like to see during our next reading week devoted to the lovely dove-grey books.