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Persephone books make the perfect present for:

The newly-wed – Greenery Street (no.35) or How to Run Your Home Without Help (no.62)

The keen cook – Good Things in England (no.10), Kitchen Essays (no.30), Good Food on the Aga (no.45), They Can’t Ration These (no.54) , Plats du Jour (no.70), The Country Housewife’s Book (no.80), A New System of Domestic Cookery (no. 84), Dinners for Beginners (no.96) 

The ghost story enthusiast – The Victorian Chaise-Longue (no.6)

Someone fed up with contemporary fiction – any of the books by Dorothy Whipple: Someone at a Distance (no.3), They Knew Mr Knight (no.19), The Priory (no.40), They Were Sisters (no.56), High Wages (no.85) or Greenbanks (no.95); or Marghanita Laski: Little Boy Lost (no.28), The Village (no. 52) or To Bed with Grand Music (no. 86); or Monica Dickens: Mariana (no.2) or The Winds of Heaven (no. 90); or DE Stevenson: Miss Buncle's Book (no. 81) or Miss Buncle Married (no. 91)

The World War Two enthusiast – Good Evening, Mrs Craven (no.8), Few Eggs and No Oranges (no.9), A House in the Country (no.31), Miss Ranskill Comes Home (no. 46), Doreen (no. 60) or On the Other Side (no.75)

The dog-lover – Flush (no.55)

The keen gardener – Gardener’s Nightcap (no.66)

The mother or grandmother – The Home-Maker (no.7), Saplings (no.16), Family Roundabout (no.24), Hostages to Fortune (no.41) or Princes in the Land (no.63), House-Bound (no. 72) or Greenbanks (no.95)

The crime novel enthusiast – The Blank Wall (no.42), The Expendable Man (no.68), Still Missing (no.88) or Harriet (no.97)

The feminist – No Surrender (no. 94), A Woman’s Place (no. 20), The Home-Maker (no. 7), The Crowded Street (no. 76) or Alas, Poor Lady (no. 65)

Someone who needs cheering up – Mariana (no.2), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (no.21), The Making of a Marchioness (no.29), The Fortnight in September (no. 67) , Miss Buncle’s Book (no.81) or Patience (no. 99)

The son or daughter who has just left home – How to Run Your Home Without Help (no.62) or Dinners for Beginners (no. 96)

The traveller –  Every Eye (no.18) or The Far Cry (no.33)

The history enthusiast – William – an Englishman (no.1), Julian Grenfell (no.11), A Woman’s Place (no.20), The World that was Ours (no.50)  Alas, Poor Lady (no.65), No Surrender (no.94) or The Exiles Return (no. 102)

The child who’s bored of Harry Potter – The Children Who Lived in a Barn (no.27), The Runaway (no.37) or The Young Pretenders (no.73)

The poetry enthusiast– It’s Hard to be Hip over Thirty (no.12), Consider the Years (no.22), Lettice Delmer (no.36) or Amours de Voyage (no.82)

The man who does not often read novels – Little Boy Lost (no.28), The World that was Ours (no. 50), Operation Heartbreak (no.51) or The Hopkins Manuscript (no.57)

The ecologically-minded – They Can’t Ration These (no.54)

The Bloomsbury Group devotee – Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (no.38), The Wise Virgins (no.43) or Flush (no.55) or A Writer's Diary (no. 98)

The Londoner – Few Eggs and No Oranges (no.9),  Farewell Leicester Square (no. 14), Bricks and Mortar (no.49), A London Child of the 1870s (no.61) or Round about a Pound a Week  (no.79) 

The intellectual – Fidelity (no.4), Every Eye (no.18) or The Montana Stories (no.25)

The sci-fi enthusiast – The Hopkins Manuscript (no.57)

To slip in a Christmas stocking – The Victorian Chaise-Longue (no.6), Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (no.38) or Hetty Dorval (no.58)

The architect – Bricks and Mortar (no.49) or The Sack of Bath (no.93)

The romantic – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (no.21), Brook Evans (no.26),  Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary (no.53) or The Shuttle (no. 71) or Patience (no. 99)

All our books are available gift-wrapped (with the message of your choice) for £2 extra.

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