Friday, February 25, 2011

Persephone Reading Weekend


Persephone Reading Weekend, hosted by Claire and Verity, is officially underway. What better way to begin than with a trip to London? We leave this afternoon (in the midst of yet another snowstorm) for New York City, where we'll catch an overnight flight to London. Although I may not get to Persephone Books before closing time on Saturday, a visit later in the week is a given. If I'm lucky, there may even be an opportunity to meet our hostesses!

Of course Persephone Reading Weekend is not the reason for our trip, but it is a very fortuitous coincidence.  Daughter #1 is studying in London this semester, and my husband and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with this trip.  We have a full week planned, but ample time has been set aside for book browsing.

I hope you enjoy this Persephone-filled weekend... will catch up on all your posts when I return.

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time over here.

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  2. Here's to a week full of wonderful memories! I am so looking forward to hearing about it all once you're back.

    Bon Voyage!

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  3. Have a wonderful time in London! And Happy Anniversary :-)
    I'll look forward to your post when you return.

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  4. Congratulations, and I hope you have a wonderful time! Please tell us all about it when you get back.

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  5. Have a wonderful time JoAnn and give London a kiss from me!

    When you do get to Persephone, ask them how to get to Bea's of Bloomsbury - it's just round the corner on Theobald Road. You must pop in for tea and scones - they are delicious - best done on a weekday though as there aren't many seats inside and it gets super crowded on the weekends.

    Congratulations on 25 years, too - quite something!

    I can't wait to read about what you got up to!

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  6. Have a wonderful trip. I am praying the weather will get a bit better for you as it isn't very good at the moment.

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  7. Have a wonderful time, JoAnn! I look forward to meeting you.

    Re Rachel's comment: if you don't make it to Bea's of Bloomsbury then perhaps we could make it to Bea's St Paul's, which is open late later in the week.

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  8. Happy 25th! Have a great trip.

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  9. Lucky you -- London! Wishing you happy travels and enchanting bookstore browsing.

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  10. Have lots of fun! It's such a great bookshop to visit. I can never decide which ones to buy, but love the joy of choosing. Happy aniversary too!

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  11. Happy anniversary, JoAnn! Hope you have a lovely time in London, not the least of which shopping for Persephones! :)

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  12. JoAnn....Hope your trip is perfect in every way.

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  13. Oh, my goodness! You will visit the official Persephone shop, will you not? Congratulations on your 25th anniversary, too!

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  14. Lovely photo on your home page. I enjoyed your review of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I'll be back to visit some more.

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  15. What great timing! Have a fantastic trip!

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  16. Happy "Quarter of a Century"! What a milestone and what a trip. Have fun making a bunch of memories with your sweetheart!
    *smiles*

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  17. JoAnn-I know you love short stories so I wanted to be sure I gave you an invitation to this event

    I would like to invite you to consider participating in

    Irish Short Story Week-3/14 to 3/20

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  18. Have a GREAT time in London! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  19. Happy anniversary! I almost feel that the only purpose of my next trip to London (whenever that is) is to bring home some of these elegant gray books. In a way, I'm glad they're not readily available here, because it adds to their allure.

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  20. Happy travels, Happy book buying and Happy catching up with your daughter. Looking forward to hearing about your London experiences.

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful trip is awaiting you!!

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  22. Happy Anni! 25 years is a milestone in today's world.

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  23. I hope you're having a wonderful time in London! I'm sure you are especially spedning time with your daughter. Enjoy yourself at Persephone Books, how I envy you shopping there :o)

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!
    ~ Amy

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