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The shuttle | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The shuttle | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A charming book about two sisters in the early 20th century- a time in which wealthy American girls were sometimes wedded to destitute British Aristocrats as a trade of mutual benefits. Not a fair trade in the case of timid Rosalie Vanderpoel, who finds herself wedded to the brutish Sir Nigel. As her sister Betty becomes involved to further investigate the situation, the book becomes compulsively readable. A pleasure to read 💕

Aimeesue Persephone! *Sigh* ❤️ 6mo
BarbaraBB Sounds real good again! 6mo
batsy It sounds good and I see that I've already stacked it 😆 6mo
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Mdargusch I think that‘s how I feel about all the Persephone I‘ve read so far “a pleasure to read”. 6mo
Reviewsbylola I bought this one after loving 6mo
LeahBergen I have this one waiting for me! 👍🏻 5mo
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Wild little Friday night 🍨


Pruzy Yikes! Tone it down! 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😀🥰 6mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻😂 6mo
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BarbaraBB I still need to read The North Water. Are you planning to read it any time soon? 6mo
emilyhaldi I keep almost starting it!! @BarbaraBB I could probably get to it in the next week if you want to do a mini buddy read 😄 no pressure 6mo
BarbaraBB I‘d like that if it could be after de 11th since I will be home then (where my copy is)! 6mo
emilyhaldi No rush! @BarbaraBB just let me know when you‘re in the mood to give it a go and I‘ll join you 👍🏻 where are you off to next?? Hope you‘re having an amazing trip!!! (edited) 6mo
Mdargusch Looks perfect. 6mo
Reviewsbylola This is me rn except for I‘m in the bath. 6mo
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@AnnieD donated a carry on for our cause. About 75% of these books are mine. And yes, it‘s ALL books!!

HardcoverHearts I bow down! (I also ship back from London but then also end up packing my bags!) 11mo
LeahBergen I‘m see Brideshead Revisited and Anne Frank ... and SO MANY PERSEPHONES. Nicely done, you guys!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Cinfhen Who gets to wheel that sucker??? 11mo
BarbaraBB Those Persephones 😍. You did a good job! 11mo
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I‘d say we were all successful.

erzascarletbookgasm 😮😍 11mo
tournevis Nice 11mo
KarenUK 😍💕 11mo
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RachelO 😂😂 I wonder where you spent the morning 🤔 11mo
Oryx Did you leave any books in the shop? 😁 Nice work 11mo
andrew61 Wow fantastic 👍 11mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 11mo
Simona I agree, very successful 😍😍😍😍 11mo
LeahBergen OH.MY.GOD. 11mo
Cinfhen How many total??? Good work, ladies!!!!! 11mo
Megabooks Wow!!🤩🤩 10mo
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Second Persephone trip in the books. 📚

tournevis Nice 11mo
HardcoverHearts How wonderful! 11mo
batsy Yay! ❤️ 11mo
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LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 11mo
Cinfhen Nicely played 11mo
JennyM Lovey photo 😘😘😘 11mo
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Loved it! Very well-written book about the ties between England and America, particularly at the turn of the 20th century, crumbling English manors, and abusive relationships. FHB tends to romanticize the medieval ages (let‘s not forget they‘re also called “the Dark Ages”), blames bad stewardship instead of Industrialization for the crumbling properties, and treats “business” as all 1 thing. Still, I recommend this highly enjoyable read.

The shuttle | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Some #oldcoolbooks with a pretty #spine design.(I love the little 🐘 on the one in the middle.)

saresmoore Lovely! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
rohit-sawant Beautiful! 😍 2y
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Daisey These have beautiful spine designs! 2y
Linsy Love these! 😍😍😍 2y
merelybookish @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads @rohit-sawant @Daisey @linsy Thanks everyone. Its fun to share these books! This challenge is making me realize I need to do some book preservation/repair. 2y
Lcsmcat These are great! 2y
Tanisha_A 🐘♥ 2y
GabrielleDubois My bookshelves are full with such books! 😊 2y
LeahBergen Oh my! 💕💕 2y
batsy Nice! 😍 Love that little elephant too! 2y
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This #Persephone is about American heiresses crossing the Atlantic to marry impoverished British aristocrats. They infused the Brits with #AmericanMoney and in turn adopted the titles & “ruled their lands as well”, so to speak. These marriages were happening frequently at the turn of the century, so much so that the ships were said to be crossing back and forth across the Atlantic like the weaving of a shuttle, hence the title. 💸💸💸

emilyhaldi See also: @Mdargusch ‘s post today regarding the tagged book, which is a nonfiction account of the same phenomenon!! (edited) 2y
Kaye Where do you guys get the pretty flowered bookmarks ? 2y
Mdargusch They come with the Persephone Books @Kaye and the end papers of the book match! 2y
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Kaye Oh, I see. I thought you bought them separately. Beautiful. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic 💕 2y
somebooksaround 🙌🙌 2y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍😍👏 2y
Reviewsbylola So beautiful 😍 2y
Maria514626 This photo makes me swoon! 2y
Bookishthoughts Great picture! 2y
rohit-sawant Lovely picture! 2y
batsy So pretty 🌼 2y
Eggs Great photo pretty 🌸🌺 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 💕🌸🌸 2y
Meredith3 Gorgeous! 💐💐💐 2y
britt_brooke So pretty!! 2y
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I love Persephone books, but I find the cost (+ shipping) is a little extravagant for me to go out and just buy them for myself, so for Christmas I gave my brother a #wishlist of Persephone books and he is very likely to get me exactly what I ask for, in fact he will probably just get the very first one listed! #jingleshelves

Lacythebookworm Persephone books are wonderful! 😍📚 2y
Tamra Lucky you! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!!!! I don‘t have any, but would like to!! 📚❤️ 2y
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TrishB Oh wow 😍 that looks fab! 2y
Kalalalatja Beautiful! 😍 2y
cathysaid 👏👏👏 2y
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RealLifeReading Very nice! 2y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 😍📚😍 2y
ScorpioBookDreams I‘ve avoided buying any of these as I can‘t afford another bookish obsession but they look gorgeous! 😍😍 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes 😯😯😯😯 2y
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
britt_brooke 😍 2y
rohit-sawant Oo, that's awesome! 😍 2y
LeahBergen @ScorpioBookDreams Oh, come on. Just buy one. 😂😂😂 2y
rubyslippersreads @ScorpioBookDreams I have three, but I've bought them all used. 😊 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @ScorpioBookDreams I think 6 or 7 of these are used. 👍🏻 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @LeahBergen don‘t encourage me!!! 2y
DeborahSmall Gorgeous ❤️ how many do you have ? X 2y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall 16 of the grey covers and 4 of the Classics (illustrated) covers. 😬 2y
DeborahSmall I‘ll need your wish list for Christmas! ❤️ 2y
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Ok, I think I have my first order (or 3) already planned...
Damn you, @Reviewsbylola !
And you @LeahBergen and @Jess_Read_This and @quirkyreader and the rest of you enablers!

GypsyKat Ummm... what? A book catalogue? Now I have to look this up. 3y
Reviewsbylola Can't wait to see it. 😍😍 3y
Jess_Read_This I love it! I wonder if telling my dear spouse that all the cool kids are getting Persephones or just plain "everyone's doing it" would pass as a reason to place an order myself...??I can't wait to see what you get! 3y
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LeahBergen Ooo!! I can't wait to see what you get. 😂 3y
Redy2trvl It is such an addiction!!!!! 3y
brennahawleycraig I don't even know what this is but it sounds intriguing! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @brennahawleycraig Follow the #PersephoneBooks tag and you can see the series - from the UK, lost or out of print classics, lots of women writers. Now I see they are much more than their minimalistic covers! 3y
Leniverse 😂 Litsy is such a dangerous place! Since joining I have had this growing feeling that I simply must have multiple editions of books: A Folio edition, a Persephone, and at least one Penguin, possibly two, and then there's Vintage Classics. I'm resisting, because I know this way lies madness and bankruptcy, but dear gods the temptation! 😩😂 3y
quirkyreader @Leniverse Go to charity shops and keep your eyes open. Yesterday I saw a super cool edition of Sister Carrie but I passed so that another collector could have a chance. (edited) 3y
Leftcoastzen Gee thanks ! Didn't need something else to lust after. 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Leniverse You are stronger than I! 3y
TheLondonBookworm Even their catalogue is ridiculously pretty... 3y
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This is what happens inside these #PersephoneBooks?
Oh, HELL. I am a fan for sure...

Mdargusch Aren't they amazing? I just got Harriet from my daughter for Mothers Day. 3y
Jess_Read_This ❤️❤️❤️Gahhhh! Totally fangirling over this book! So beautiful! 3y
LeahBergen I mean, seriously. Matching bookmarks are the best. 3y
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Reviewsbylola It was very hard choosing the perfect book/endpaper combo. @annied was a good sport. 3y
Ellen Be careful, they can become an obsession! 3y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen has tempted me, I now have the catalogue and they are so reasonably priced that I know as soon as I get new bookcases I'll have to start collecting 😍 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @DeborahSmall Yes, a bookcase - or any extra room for a new set - would make these a slippery slope! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Ellen I think that ship has sailed now that I have one in hand... 3y
emilyhaldi LOL you are cracking me up with these Persephone posts!! 😂😂I'm about to go straight to their website and start buying! 3y
Lizpixie Oh no. No you didn't!😫 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Lizpixie I did nothing! It is all the fault of @Reviewsbylola !! (edited) 3y
quirkyreader Once you start collecting they get addicting. 3y
Ellen @elkeo and the problem is, they keep adding more each year... 3y
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I am slightly terrified at what @Reviewsbylola has exposed me to in my #summersantagoespostal package.
My first Persephone book.
Plus a catalog - 'just in case' she says.
Heaven help me.
This title sounds fascinating. I feel like this might be a turning point in my life with books...

Jess_Read_This Ooohhhhhh....I haven't seen this one before. So nice! Feel free to post pics of the Persephone catalog pages too...asking for a friend. 🤣 (edited) 3y
emilyhaldi LOL, our sister @AnnieD lives in London and brought back a catalogue for us a few weeks ago and I was like uh oh..... @Reviewsbylola 3y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏 3y
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LeahBergen I have this one!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @LeahBergen Of course you do 😉 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @emilyhaldi I just saw @AnnieD 's post of the Persephone shop shelves. Holy crapoly 🙀 Finding you gals will be the death of me! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Jess_Read_This I'll copy it for your 'friend' 😁 3y
Mdargusch I have liked every Persephone book I've read. 3y
EchoLogical 😍😍😍 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm so relieved you like it. 😁 3y
Reviewsbylola Also I am wondering how long before you place an order. 😂 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Reviewsbylola It's amaaaazing. I was baffled why people posted about these grey covered books. Now I understand. I am terrified I might order something tonight 😮 3y
kspenmoll Gorgeous book- love its color. 3y
Reviewsbylola They're definitely addicting! 3y
CouronneDhiver I suspect you'll be receiving another giant delivery shortly 🤔 3y
Sarah83 What is special about these books? 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Sarah83 If you follow the #PersephoneBooks tag and you can see the series in other posts - they are from the UK, out of print classics, lots of women writers, gorgeous endpapers! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Jess_Read_This I found their full catalog on the website - tried to paste a link here but it wasn't alive. FYI😕 3y
Sarah83 I will have a look later on. 😉 I've already found two Agatha Christie for you. 😉 3y
Kalalalatja Oooooooh 😍😍 I have been thinking about treating myself to a subscription, and I can feel that urge growing right now 😄😄 3y
quirkyreader Yea! We got you hooked on #persephonebooks. When you receive the magazine twice a year look out for the bookmark that is enclosed.🐸🐙 3y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo I just spent a lovely chunk of time perusing the catalog. I love the depth of description they give each book! I don't think I can wait for a Christmas Wish List on a few of them either... lol 3y
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