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Pomegranates cause what!?

Before there was an understanding of why the seasons are the way they are, there were people that would ask the question. Whether in haste or by tradition people would create explanations as to why. 253 more words

Greek Mythology

FREE: Persephone Remembers the Pomegranates

You’ve heard it was the pomegranate.

Those six juicy, ruby seeds, staining my lips and fingers. Sealing my fate. Damning me.
Well, maybe so.

But that’s not entirely the truth… 152 more words

Blog Posts

'Every Eye' by Isobel English *****

Every Eye is a beautiful Persephone novella, complete with, as ever, stunning endpapers.  It was the publishing house’s fifteenth publication, and is one of my favourites to date.  809 more words

Orpheus

Hades, lord of the underworld sat askew on a roughly-hewn throne. His silent wife, Persephone stood, as she always did. Just behind him. She looked at the floor and said nothing. 1,809 more words

Fiction

Don't go away

And I want to be there when you hit the ground
So don’t go away, say what you say
But say that you’ll stay
Forever and a day in the time of my life… 143 more words

One From the Archive: 'The Two Mrs Abbotts' by D.E. Stevenson ****

D.E. Stevenson’s The Two Mrs Abbotts was first published in 1943, and has recently been reissued by Persephone Books.  Stevenson was an incredibly prolific author, and had over forty novels published during her writing career.   802 more words

A Lady and her Husband - Amber Reeves (1914)

A Lady and her Husband, first published in 1914 surprised me with the modern outlook of several of the female characters. I hadn’t realised it would be such a feminist novel – it was a really nice surprise, and the element which would make me recommend the novel to others. 923 more words