Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson

This was my first Persephone Books read and I am so glad that I picked this one up!

Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary is a love letter to Scotland. Ruby Ferguson’s writing style evokes the atmosphere of a fairy tale whilst talking about characters that are wholly realistic. Keepfields, the house in which Lady Rose grows up, and the landscape around it becomes a character in its own right and is so much a part of the characters’ lives that it is impossible to imagine this book set anywhere else.

With charming illustrations and feminist themes, this is definitely a classic that more people need to be reading and talking about. Ruby Ferguson manages to write in such a simple style that is so beautiful at points that I was rereading paragraphs. Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves classics, or anyone who wants an easier classic to read.

4 out of 5 stars!

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