Posts Tagged ‘Persephone Books’

So far, here are the #DallowayDay events for this year:

  • On June 12th ‘a Wednesday in mid June’ Persephone Books, 59 Lamb’s Conduit St., London, will hold its annual Mrs. Dalloway Walk. It begins at 11 a.m. in Westminster. Lunch will be at the shop afterwards.
  • Join Waterstones and the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain for the third annual celebration of Dalloway Day on Saturday, June 15, this year with the theme of “Queering.” Read more.
  • Italian Virginia Woolf Society Dalloway Day at Biblioteca Salaborsa, Bologna on June 15. Read more.
  • Royal Society of Literature events on Wednesday, June 19, include:
    • Walking with Mrs. Dalloway, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the National Portrait Gallery
    • For There She Was: Love and Presence in Mrs Dalloway, 4 – 5 p.m., British Library Piazza Pavilion with renowned Woolf scholar Professor Dame Gillian Beer
    • RSL Members’ Book Group: A Room of My Own, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., British Library Knowledge Centre
    • After Woolf,  7– 8:30 p.m., British Library Knowledge Centre. Monica Ali, Olivia Laing and Elif Shafak discuss Woolf’s influence and the challenges of interpolating one of the 20th Century’s most significant writers in works inflected by their own lives.
Cecil at Persephone

Cecil Woolf pauses in front of Persephone Books, Lamb’s Conduit Street, London.

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cheeful weather for the weddingJust out in a Persephone Books paperback is Julia Strachey’s 1932 novella, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding.

The light comedy of manners was originally published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press.

A Cleveland Plain Dealer mini-review says it “mimics Mrs. Dalloway in its method of unveiling lives through a single afternoon, in this case during an English wedding.” An NPR review extolls its “comic high anxiety and unexpected imagery.” You can read more enchanting prose about the little volume and Persephone Books itself at Fernham.

The book is also available as a Persephone Classic and on cassette tape.

If you don’t live in London, where Persephone Books is located, don’t despair. You can find ordering information here

While you are on the Persephone site, take time to look around. You  may not want to leave.

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