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This a book club based around the Persephone Books series from the UK (for more info: http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/). If you're not familiar with Persephone Books, they are fiction and non-fiction books written by forgotten (mostly female, mostly British) authors of the twentieth century and they are amazing! If you are into feminism, literature, history and/or anglophilia, you should join us!

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the club will probably require a small investment in purchasing the books each month (they are about $27 each month for the book plus shipping from London) but you might also be able to find some of them used or through the library.) I'm hoping we can find ways to offset the cost, perhaps by not charging meeting fees or gathering at each others' homes, etc.

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  • Dec 4, 2015 · 6:45 PM

    Movie night--Suffragette

    4 Persephones | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    The movie starts at 6:50. Let's all meet in the lobby. As a follow-up from our reading last month of the suffragist novel, No Surrender, we thought we'd see the latest... Learn more
  • Nov 19, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    The Far Cry, by Emma Smith

    6 Persephones

    Persephone #33. A beautifully written 1949 novel about a young girl’s rather different passage to India. This 'savage comedy with a vicious streak' is the story of... Learn more
  • Oct 15, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    No Surrender, by Constance Maud

    3 Persephones

    Persephone #94. A powerful and authentic social document of its time, Constance Maud's 1911 novel, No Surrender, is a passionate call to arms issued from the midst of... Learn more
  • Sep 17, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    The Exiles Return, by Elisabeth de Waal

    7 Persephones

    Persephone #102. Elisabeth de Waal’s posthumously published novel takes place in the aftermath of some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities, as it follows Austrian... Learn more
  • Aug 20, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

    5 Persephones

    The courtship of Leonard and Virginia Woolf formed the basis for Leonard Woolf's novel The Wise Virgins, our June selection. Virginia Woolf's novel, Night and Day, "... Learn more
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