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29 December 2015

(c) Bury Art Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Christmas is over, and as we unwrapped our own presents we felt rather proud and happy about the thousands of people unwrapping a grey Persephone book and by today, perhaps, finding an hour or two on the sofa to read it. The Day After Christmas by Mark Lancelot Symons was painted in 1931. It’s at the Bury Art Museum. (If you go to Titles by Publication Date on our website, it appears that two of our books were published in 1931 and might be in this picture – Making Conversation and The Fortnight in September; the latter was a bestseller so there’s quite a good chance it was there.)

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