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The Second
Persephone Book
of Short Stories
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (PB No. 100), which celebrated our one hundredth book, has been a great success and so, six years later, in order to celebrate twenty years of publishing, we present: The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (PB No. 132) and we hope that it brings the same pleasure to thousands of readers. Again, there are thirty stories, spanning nearly a century from 1896–1984.Twelve are taken from the twelve volumes of
Frontispiece to Gertrude Bone’s Children’s Children 1908 by Muirhead Bone
‘Tiger Lily’ 1896 by Lindsay Butterfield for G P andJBaker© V&AImages
‘Havana’, a screen-printed cotton fabric design by Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell for Fischbacher Ltd © V & A Images
stories we have published over the last few years; nine were previously published in our quarterly (later biannually) magazine during the last decade; and nine have been selected especially for this collection.They are presented in the order they were written. A quarter are by North American women writers. Our proofreader wrote:‘VERY ENJOYABLE, though some of the stories eg. “Monkey-Barges” by Emma Smith are exceedingly painful. It seems to me the common themes are grief over the two World Wars. Completely fascinating.’
 NO 132
 416pp PERSEPHONE BOOKS ISBN 9781910263228

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