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Upcoming Persephone events at our Bath bookshop

Tickets for all our events can be reserved online or alternatively please telephone us on 01225 425 050 or email us at and we will add your name to the list.

On Thursday 30th November, eighty years since the death of Etty Hillesum, author of PB no.5 An Interrupted Life, the actress Susan Stein will make a return visit to Persephone to perform her play called Etty (details on her website here). The play will be at 7pm, and earlier, in a separate event at 3pm, Susan will give a talk called 'Finding Etty', relating the story of her 15 years of research on Etty's writings – travelogue, memoir and history combined. Book here and here.

On Wednesday 6th December at 6.30pm the singer Susan Black will give a repeat performance of her marvellous one woman show: The Life of Edith Piaf in Words and Songs. Wine and gougères will be served. £15. SOLD OUT.

On Thursday 7th December, we will be having a Christmas Open Day with free gift-wrapping and, from 3pm-8pm, free mulled wine and mince pies. No booking necessary, just turn up.

On Thursday 14th December  at 7pm for 7.15pm the musician for the Fourth Persephone Concert will be the Bath-based composer and pianist pianist Jools Scott who will entertain us with various pieces of salon music on our beautiful 1847 Erard. Champagne and cheese straws will be served. Tickets are £15 (to cover the musician's fee). Book here.

On Wednesday 17th January we shall show the film Within the Whirlwind starring Emily Watson, based on PB no. 106 Into the Whirlwind.  Tea will be served at 4pm and the film will be shown at 4.15pm. Madeira will be served afterwards. Tickets are £10. Book here.

And still on the Russian theme, on Tuesday February 6th at 2.30pm, we shall show the David Lean film of Dr Zhivago, a sad companion to Sofia Petrovna. Tea will be served halfway through and vodka afterwards. Tickets are £10. Book here.

Advance notice: next year it will be 25 years since we published our first book; we shall also celebrate reaching 150 titles. For this reason we are planning a Persephone Festival from Friday April 19th to Sunday April 21st which will include talks, discussions, book groups, literary walks, film showings, and informal parties. 

(N.B. We also run two Book Groups; click here for further information.)

Upcoming Persephone events around the country

On Saturday February 10th we will be at Kemps Books in Malton, followed by the Drake Bookshop in Stockton on Tees on Monday February 12th, Westwood Books in Sedbergh on Tuesday February 13th, The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley on Thursday February 15th and Scarthin Books in Cromford on Friday February 16th. For details and tickets, please contact the bookshops directly.

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