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20 April 2017
Siena, of course, and how marvellous it would be to be sitting here with a cup of coffee and a book. We promised to keep the Post politics-free for, well, five minutes but cannot resist quoting from the utterly brilliant (yet curiously slow-selling, why can this be?) ‘Somewhere in England’ in Virginia Graham’s Consider the Years, PB No. 22: ‘Somewhere there must be women reading books, /and talking of chicken rissoles to their cooks’. Those are two of our favourite lines in poetry – ever. But we can promise that any visitor to Persephone Books will find flowers and a warm welcome and books and coffee (next door) even if no chicken rissoles. And no cook,
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