Who they I hear you cry? Who indeed? Email dropped into my box a few weeks ago. Would I be interested in receiving review copies from this new publishing house? Would I heck? WOT a silly question.
They offered me e-book editions but when I saw the pics of the covers I was very cheeky and wrote back and said yes of course ebooks would be fine but these look like the kind of books that I like to hold and stroke and linger over and was there any possibility of having hard copies and yes I know I was being a tad cheeky but pretty please.
They said Yes.
And these two arrived the other day. Both these names will be familiar to Persephone readers as one or two of their titles have been published by them, so if you enjoyed those well you have to get these that is all.
Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck. A diary of life as a Vicar's wife in a mid-sized town outside of Manchester in the anxious early days of World War II. EM Delafield and Thirkell come to mind straight away which is mentioned on the blurb but as far as I am concerned that is a recommendation. I am looking forward to reading this.
A Harp in Lowndes Square by Rachel Ferguson tells the story of Vere and James, twins gifted with 'the sight' which allows them to see and even experience scenes from the past. An interesting and intriguing premise.
I am flagging these up now on Random Jottings as I really want to draw your attention to them and urge you to buy. I love it when these quirky and interesting reprints pop up and there are just so many wonderful forgotten books to discover. I know I am doomed to an ever increasing To be Read pile but I could not resist these.
There are other titles so do check out the website and drool over the books available: http://www.deanstreetpress.co.uk/main/middlebrow
Go on you know you want to...