Well, my gift hasn't technically arrived, but thanks to all the wonderful clues (and a little help from a blogging friend!) I have finally figured out my Secret Santa: Care from Care's Online Book Club! She sent three wonderful clues to my gift, which was such fun. Even though the package hasn't arrived yet, they totally brightened my day and made me feel special. It was fantastic. And I'll be copying her next year, so, Persephone readers, you'll be getting clues if you're my Santee!
Her clues were so clever -- I knew she was from Massachusetts, collected lobsters, and loved dogs -- she even made her own stamps with photos of her cute Wirehaired Pointing Griffons -- adorable. And unless I'm wrong, I'll soon be receiving a copy of They Knew Mr. Knight by Dorothy Whipple!! Woo hoo! I haven't read any Whipples yet and I've heard so many great things about them. Can't wait to read it.
|The beautiful endpaper from They Knew Mr. Knight|
I also had fun choosing a gift for my Santee -- Marie from Boston Bibliophile! She received a copy of Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy, another book I've added to my to-read list. I look forward to reading her blog to see how she likes it.
Finally -- thanks to everyone who commented on my post about Greenery Street by Denis Mackail. The lucky winner of my extra copy is . . . Jeanne from Necromancy Never Pays!! Jeanne, send me an email with your address so I can send you another Christmas present! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy it! Many thanks again to Claire at Paperback Reader for organizing the Secret Santa Swap.