Persephone Books

Yes, I’m crazy. But I love them so much that I’d really like to read them all one day. Also, unlike many out there I would like to own/read the Persephone Classics edition of those books that are part of this particular subseries, hence the * denoting those books in the master list.

I = Owned
B = Read
* = See Persephone Classics List below

List of Persephone Books:

  1. William – an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
  2. Mariana by Monica Dickens*
  3. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple*
  4. Fidelity by Susan Glaspell
  5. An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum
  6. The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
  7. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  8. Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes*
  9. Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson
  10. Good Things in England by Florence White
  11. Julian Grenfell by Nicholas Mosley
  12. It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty by Judith Viorst
  13. Consequences by E.M. Delafield
  14. Farewell Leicester Square by Betty Miller
  15. Tell It To a Stranger by Elizabeth Berridge
  16. Saplings by Noel Streatfeild*
  17. Marjory Fleming by Oriel Malet
  18. Every Eye by Isobel English
  19. They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple
  20. A Woman’s Place: 1910-75 by Ruth Adam
  21. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson*
  22. Consider The Years by Virginia Graham
  23. Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy
  24. Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
  25. The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  26. Brook Evans by Susan Glaspell
  27. The Children Who Lived in a Barn by Eleanor Graham
  28. Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski*
  29. The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett*
  30. Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll*
  31. A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair
  32. The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme
  33. The Far Cry by Emma Smith
  34. Minnie’s Room: The Peacetime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
  35. Greenery Street by Denis Mackail
  36. Lettice Delmer by Susan Miles
  37. The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart
  38. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey*
  39. Manja by Anna Gmeyner
  40. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
  41. Hostages to Fortune by Elizabeth Cambridge
  42. The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  43. The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf
  44. Tea With Mt Rochester by Frances Towers
  45. Good Food on the Aga by Ambrose Heath
  46. Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
  47. The New House by Lettice Cooper
  48. The Casino by Margareth Bonham
  49. Bricks and Mortar by Helen Ashton
  50. The World That Was Ours by Hilda Bernstein*
  51. Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper
  52. The Village by Marghanita Laski
  53. Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson
  54. They Can’t Ration These by Vicomte De Mauduit
  55. Flush by Virginia Woolf
  56. They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
  57. The Hopkins Manuscript by RC Sherriff
  58. Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson
  59. There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult
  60. Doreen by Barbara Noble
  61. A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes
  62. How To Run Your Home Without Help by Kay Smallshaw
  63. Princess in the Land by Joanna Cannan
  64. The Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardner
  65. Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson
  66. Gardener’s Nightcap by Muriel Stuart
  67. The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff
  68. The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes
  69. Journal by Katherine Mansfield
  70. Plats Du Jour by Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd
  71. The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  72. House-Bound by Winifred Peck
  73. The Young Pretenders by Edith Henrietta Fowler
  74. The Closed Door and Other Stories by Dorothy Whipple
  75. On the Other Side: Letters to my Children from Germany 1940-46 by Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg
  76. The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby
  77. Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer
  78. A Very Great Profession by Nicole Beauman
  79. Round About a Pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves
  80. The Country Housewife’s Book by Lucy H Yates
  81. Miss Buncle’s Book by DE Stevenson
  82. Amours de Voyage by Arthur Hugh Clough
  83. Making Conversation by Christine Longford
  84. A New System of Domestic Cookery by Mrs Rundell
  85. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
  86. To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
  87. Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky
  88. Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
  89. The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow by Mrs Oliphant
  90. The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens
  91. Miss Buncle Married by DE Stevenson
  92. Midsummer Night in the Workhouse by Diana Athill
  93. The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson
  94. No Surrender by Constance Maud
  95. Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple
  96. Dinners for Beginners by Rachel and Margaret Ryan
  97. Harriet – Elizabeth Jenkins
  98. A Writer’s Diary – Virginia Woolf
  99. Patience – John Coates
  100. The Persephone Book of Short Stories
  101. Heat Lightning – Helen Hull
  102. The Exiles Return – Elisabeth de Waal
  103. The Squire – Enid Bagnold
  104. The Two Mrs Abbotts D E Stevenson

Persephone Classics:

It goes without saying that the rest of the books are on my wishlist😛

One thought on “Persephone Books

  1. Honor

    This is such a lovely idea. I stumbled upon the shop on Lamb’s Conduit Street a few months ago and thought it was by far the best book shop I know. Everything is so carefully chosen and beautifully made. Good luck with this, I’m sure they will all be brilliant reads!


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