Archive for May 12th, 2009

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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