THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US OVER THE YEARS:
RTE Radio discussed Persephone Books in an item on the Book Show here.
'A booklover's dream...the books themselves are a triumph of style and substance...Persephone has created its own gentle world in a long-ignored corner of publishing, and quietly pushes a female agenda' Louis Vuiton London City Guide
'If you care about elegance, well, these are the books to pull out of your Birkin bag' Erica Wagner Harper's Bazaar
'A unique publishing house that champtions forgotten female authors' Guardian
BBC Radio 4 extra repeated the episode of A Good Read where Anne Harvey praised William – an Englishman.
‘I love all the Persephone books, the unsung women authors of the early C20th,’ said Gill Hornby 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.’
In the Financial Times/Hidden Cities Elizabeth Day chose Persephone Books as her 'most treasured bookshop': 'Every time I go in, I discover a glittering jewel.'
‘Persephone Books independently publishes the work of C20th women writers in beautifully rendered publications.’ Time Out
ONE SHADE OF GREY: ‘Persephone is a wonderful publisher specializing in discovering criminally neglected books by wonderful female authors. Stylish and timeless – they make perfect gifts.’ Waterstones, Piccadilly
'When a publisher like Persephone Books comes along, dedicated to revitalizing forgotten classics, it’s a real cause for wine and dancing.' James Morrison in Bookslut
'I always love receiving books. This winter I'd like a pile of detective novels, and lots of Persephone books. (My favourite imprint.) The Liberty London Girl
‘The picture-postcard storefront conceals a treasure trove of auction-house furniture and enamel cookware among which you’ll find beautifully produced copies of neglected fiction and non-fiction from (mostly) female C20th writers.’ ES Magazine (when Persephone Books was chosen as one of London’s best independent bookshops)
‘Persephone Books, the great retrievers of lost works by women’ Polly Toynbee in the Guardian
‘Of all reprints, the most distinctive are the dove-grey jackets of Persephone Books.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘London-based bookshop and publisher Persephone Books resurrects overlooked and out-of-print mid C20th literature, focusing mostly on women writers. The resulting paperbacks are smartly clad with slate-grey jackets and lined with endpapers based on patterns from the year each book was printed.’ Wall Street Journal
‘A more general British taste extends from Cath Kidston to Persephone Books.’ The Guardian
‘Oh, the bliss of Persephone Books!’ India Knight
‘There are cute books, there are beautiful books and then there are Persephone books.’ Irish Times
‘What unites all the books is their timelessness. The writing is fresh, psychologically accurate, frequently moving and funny.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Persephone Books has developed a cult following.’ Vanity Fair
‘A gorgous enterprise which republishes near-lost books in exquisite style.’ Time Out
‘The answer to a present-givers prayers.’ Vogue
BuzzFeed chose us as one of 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops in London
‘Retaining the spirit of C20th Bloomsbury, Persephone Books revives forgotten classics in a uniform that’s come to guarantee unexpected and exceptional words within’ Slow Guide
Michael Morpurgo and Sara Maitland discussed Housebound on A Good Read on Radio 4.
'Persephone Books is an outstanding publisher which has accomplished a wondrous thing in the modern publishing environment, a company with a cardinal rule, “we have to love every book.” The beauty of it is that their readers have happily fallen in love with each successive publication. Personally, I’m so glad I discovered them and I can hardly wait for my next Persephone delivery.' Colleen Mondor in Bookslut