My Santa turned out to be my friend Cate (aka bleuroses)! When I say ‘friend’, I don’t mean that we’ve actually met face-to-face (yet), but that we’ve become good online friends thanks to our bonding over Persephones and Virago Modern Classics over on LibraryThing.
I think Cate knows my library pretty well because she made a fabulous choice for me – The Priory by Dorothy Whipple. She cleverly slipped the beautiful bookmark under the ribbon so I know which book it is, but I’m not actually going to open it until Christmas Day.
This is my 37th Persephone book (not counting the ones I have in other editions) and a very welcome addition it is indeed!
But that’s not all.
A few weeks ago, I received a parcel from Persephone in London containing a lovely book bag bearing the Persephone logo. However, there was no note or card or message in the parcel and I was at a complete loss. I’d half convinced myself that I’d ordered the bag myself and just forgotten about it. I finally gave in and got in touch with the folks at Persephone who told me who’d bought it.
So a double thank you to Cate!
Not only do I now have the most fabulous book bag on the planet, but I’ve also lined up my first read of 2011.