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About me" of those long, romantic novels, six hundred and fifty pages of small print, translated from French or German or Hungarian or something -- because few of the English ones have the exact feeling I mean. And you read one page of it or even one phrase of it, and then you gobble up all the rest and go about in a dream for weeks afterwards, for months afterwards -- perhaps all your life, who knows? -- surrounded by those six hundred and fifty pages, the houses, the streets, the snow, the river, the roses, the girls, the sun, the ladies' dresses and the gentlemen's voices, the old, wicked, hard-hearted women and the old, sad women, the waltz music -- everything. What is not there you put in afterwards, for it is alive, this book, and it grows in your head. 'The house I was living in when I read that book,' you think, or 'This colour reminds me of that book.'"

Jean Rhys, "Til September Petronella"

About my librarySometimes, while she was asleep, she read books in distant libraries.
- The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea

GroupsPersephone Readers, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsAnna Akhmatova, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Simone de Beauvoir, Marie-Claire Blais, Lesley Blanch, Elizabeth Bowen, Jane Bowles, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Pearl S. Buck, A. S. Byatt, Robertson Davies, Isak Dinesen, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Louise Fitzhugh, E. M. Forster, Margaret Forster, Essie Fox, Miles Franklin, Jane Gardam, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stella Gibbons, Victoria Glendinning, Rumer Godden, Helene Hanff, Thomas Hardy, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Alice Hoffman, Ursula Holden, Winifred Holtby, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Henry James, Jane Johnson, Gail Jones, M. M. Kaye, Penelope Lively, Mina Loy, Rose Macaulay, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Olivia Manning, Katherine Mansfield, Carole Maso, Daphne du Maurier, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joni Mitchell, Nancy Mitford, Santa Montefiore, Kate Morton, Iris Murdoch, Audrey Niffenegger, Anaïs Nin, Rosamunde Pilcher, Sylvia Plath, Barbara Pym, Helen Rappaport, Jean Rhys, Lucinda Riley, Vita Sackville-West, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Diane Setterfield, William Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Elaine Showalter, Dodie Smith, Muriel Spark, May Swenson, Elizabeth Taylor, Violet Trefusis, Rose Tremain, Marina Tsvetaeva, Jane Urquhart, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mary Webb, Mary Wesley, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Dorothy Whipple, Antonia White, Tennessee Williams (Shared favorites)

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