6/28: another persephone book

I spent most of the day reading Noel Streatfeild's Saplings, which (I think) is a beautifully done piece of work.  The only thing that seemed like a misstep in the book was the afterword written by a psychiatrist for the Persephone edition--why couldn't the Persephone folks have chosen someone who actually liked and understood the book to write some remarks?  I include this quibble as a marker of how much I liked the book:  upon reading the afterword, I mentally and enthusiastically rushed to the novel's defense!  I think this was my sixth Persephone title--all six have been books I am so glad to have read but wouldn't have even known about if Persephone hadn't issued new editions.

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