December 14, 2009

Persephone Secret Santa

The discovery of Persephone Books has been a new delight to my reading and book collecting this year so I was very excited to join in Stacy's Persephone Secret Santa to help share the joy and add to my own small but ever growing collection.
I was very excited to receive my Persephone package in the mail a little while ago and I did manage to hold out a couple of days before tearing open the gorgeous pink wrapping to unveil The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett from the very thoughtful Sarah at What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate.
Sarah wrote in her card accompanying the book that after reading over my blog she thought this book would be one that I would enjoy. I haven't actually read it yet but I think you have made the perfect choice for me Sarah - just by reading the extract from the book in its front cover and from the description on the Persephone web site (which likens it to Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day in tone) tells me I am going to love it. Thank you for taking so much care and thought with your selection - I love my new Persephone!
Happy "grey" Christmas everyone!


Paperback Reader said...

Beautiful! I don't have a Perspehone copy of this yet but I have read the story and was charmed; it is quite like Miss Pettrigrew Lives for a Day. I also adore Frances Hodgson Burnett's other Persephone, The Shuttle, and read that last Christmas (I received it from a Secret Santa too!)

I am thoroughly enjoying everyone's posts today and the swap has certainly spread the joy.

Jodie said...

Happy grey Christmas!

Nadia said...

Happy 'grey' Christmas to you, too!

Anonymous said...

Yay, yay, yay!! I'm so glad you like it. It seemed perfect to me, but you never know. Hope it's as good as it sounded! Merry Christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for Persephone Secret Santas, I have this one in the classic edition and you're right, it looks like a wonderful story!

Stacy said...

I have heard such good things about this one and if it turns out you love it too I will have to add it to my wishlist. I suppose I should read something besides The Secret Garden:) And those endpapers are gorgeous. Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!

claire said...

Happy grey Christmas, too, Karen! That bookmark and those endpapers are so beautiful. I've never read Hodgson Burnett so looking forward to your thoughts..

Frances said...

Lovely endpapers! And once I checked out the synopsis, must say I would love to read this too. Great job, Sarah! Happy reading and holidays!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful present from your santa. FHB is wonderful. I haven't read this one but I'm sure it's good!

Karen said...

Hi Claire - It was a wonderful idea from Stacy wasn't it? A charming story is exactly what I will be wanting to read over Christmas - looking forward to it!

Hi Jodie - the same to you!

Hi Nadia - and to you!

Hi Tuulenhaiven - I definitely love it - thank you so, so much!

Hi Stacy - I haven't even read The Secret Garden yet - although I did give a beautiful copy to my goddaughter for her Birthday this year.

Hi Claire - it is a beautifully presented book all around - I'm sure the content is just as great!

Hi Frances - Sarah sure did a brilliant job!

Hi literarystew - I've heard so many great things about this author from so many of you that I am sure I won't be disappointed.

Serena said...

great gift, and the wrapping and card are a perfect compliment to one another.