Its name is Persephone Books, and it has an online service in case you’re not headed to England any time soon.
Each little book costs 10 pounds, with a special deal of 3 for 27. Plus, a few extra pounds in shipping charges. Of course, I had to go with the special deal, thinking to myself, “Self, what’s twenty pounds?”
About $75.00 all told, but certainly worth every cent.
I just finished reading The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (pictured right).
At first, I thought I was reading about my grandmother who even bore the same name as Fisher’s heroine: Eva. It seems that these women were absolutely compelled, to the point of driving themselves and their family nuts, to maintain an immaculate household.
In the story, when Eva’s husband loses her job, he lets himself fall from an icy roof and thus becomes paralyzed. Now he must be the home-maker, and she must go to work.
In a fantastic paradox, written in 1924, we discover what it means to truly make a home, let alone meet our own needs. What a marvelous book.
I hope you have a chance to stop by their site; you won’t be disappointed, I’m sure.