The Telegraph ran a piece about inspirational interiors, taken from the Remodelista book which we plan to feature on the Persephone Post soon, here are two rooms from our friend Megan Wilson’s house in Connecticut. You can’t actually see any Persephone Classics (she designed them) but they must be somewhere.
There was an interview with Amy Adams in the Evening Standard which said that ‘she has filmed in London twice: for 1930s fairytale Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day with Frances McDormand (“where I pay homage to those wonderful ladies of our golden era of film”) and then modern romcom Wedding Date.’ Nb we of course sell the dvd of the film in the shop.
The Standard had an article about the incredibly fashionable Sam haircut, which struck us as slightly odd as most Persephone girls have had the identical hairstyle for much of their lives.
We are looking forward to the new BBC 1 serial called The Crimson Field which begins in April.
There is an event at the Daunt Books Festival at Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street on Friday 28th March at 1.30 which is prompted by the question, what exactly did the Bloomsbury Group eat? ‘Answers are revealed in Jans Ondaatje Rolls’ delightful Bloomsbury Cookbook – a series of narratives accompanied by recipes, sketches, letters and hand-written notes. This is a must for all literary food lovers, a chance to discover what sustained E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf and their companions, and to enjoy a taste of it yourself.’ We shall be there and Daunt have very kindly given Persephone readers ten free tickets and ten bright yellow Daunt canvas bags (manufactured especially for the Festival): just ring or email the shop to put your name on the list and then when you go to Daunt Books on March 28th your ticket and yellow bag will be waiting for you.
Finally, this article about the dangers of overpraising your children was apparently the most emailed article ever in the history of Atlantic magazine; here is an excellent piece by 18 year-old Phoebe about feminism; and PointsNorthAtlanta wrote about the shop in More Treasures in London and we were pleased by the comment that ‘I’ve only seen women working here, usually pretty girls dressed in serious clothes’.
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