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Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers. Each one in our collection of 102 books is intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written, and most are perfect presents or a good choice for reading groups. We sell all our books by mail order or in our shop, however the ten Persephone Classics are widely available in bookshops in the UK and the US; we also sell five of our titles as audiobooks and (so far) nine e-books.
‘I love all the Persephone books, the unsung women authors of the early C20th,’ said Gill Hornby on 19th May in the Observer. ’You read Dorothy Whipple and think: why isn’t she our most famous novelist? I think it’s because the subject matter is domestic. But her writing is beautiful, amusing, tragic.’