We’re longtime fans of Persephone Books, with their quiet grey covers hiding gorgeous endpapers and unjustly neglected text within.

They’ve rescued from obscurity some really wonderful books (‘Saplings’ by Noel Streatfield; ‘The Making of a Marchioness’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett; ‘Someone at a Distance’ by Dorothy Whipple). But for us the textile designs they use so cleverly as endpapers, usually from the year the book was originally published, are almost as much of an inducement to buy.

They have a really lovely shop at 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street in London, and we’re very proud and pleased that as of today the shop is stocking Cambridge Imprint paper, cards and boxes.