Persephone Secret Santa Revealed

The person to whom I sent a Persephone book is Rose of Rose’s Year. The person from whom I am pleased to be the recepient of a Persephone book is Jeannie of Sam Still Reading.
As so often happens at Christmas time, I feel a bit of “The Gift of The Magi” at work. In November, I sent Jeannie the book Dewey’s Nine Lives for the Literary Blog Hop Give-away; in December she turns it around and gifts me for the Persephone Secret Santa.

Not only did I send Rose the newly published Persephone book Greenbanks, that is the very title I received.
Funny how Santa works, sometimes, in the book blogging world.
A heartfelt thank you to Verity and Claire, our hosts for Persephone Secret Santa, and to Persephone publishers themselves for making such lovely books available (I’ll visit your store, some day I hope!) and of course to Jeannie for such a thoughtful gift sent from across so many miles. Thank you all for helping to make my Christmas bright.
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20 thoughts on “Persephone Secret Santa Revealed”

  1. I'm always amazed how a blog branches to another blog and to new discoveries. Because of your blog, it leads me to Claire and from her to Stuck in a Book and to Christine Guldbrandsen with her beautiful song-Surfing in the Air (http://youtu.be/j68yre35jLs) and leads me to Aragorn's lullaby (from the Lord of the Rings) which I have forgotten.

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  2. Oooh, Whipple!!!! I might have to buy that one for myself if I get a little cash gift. I loved Someone at a Distance and The Priory was wonderful too. And the endpapers are beautiful!

    My Santee was Care from Care's Online Book Club — she was MY Santa last year!

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  3. You made it so easy with your post about the Persephone Biannually. I just hoped that you wouldn't buy it for yourself first! It was a pleasure to be your Persephone Secret Santa. I can't believe how much I wrote, they were great to fit that on one card.
    (Hopefully there is a postcard on the way too.)

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  4. THANK YOU FOR MY PRESENT!!!

    I broke all the rules and didn't open it till Christmas day, and I've been busy and offline for ages. But a huge thank you for thinking, for posting early and for the postcard too. I'm back to work tomorrow so it'll keep me company on the train…

    Happy Christmas!

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  5. Rose, I'm so relieved that it arrived safely to your home! I was a bit worried when I didn't see you post, but I can't blame you for being off-line and maintaining some peace over the Christmas holidays. It's fun that we both received the same book. We'll have to talk when we've read Greenbanks and hopefully before.

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