Little Boy Lost (with other Persephone Publishing titles and Pooky lamps)

Little Boy Lost


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Little Boy Lost

by Marghanita Laski

The unspeakable aftermath of World War II has been well documented, no room for any doubt about the human cost. Little Boy Lost offers a different angle. The author, a woman, born into a Jewish intellectual family in Manchester, describes the journey – both literal and metaphorical – of her subject, a young poet returning to the shattered France of 1945 to find a young boy who may or may not be his child.

Based in Bloomsbury, Persephone Publishing was established in 1999 to reprint brilliant books written by neglected authors, mainly from the 20th Century. Named after the powerful Greek goddess Persephone, who ruled the underworld with Hades, the slant of the imprint is, as you might suspect, towards female authors, but not exclusively. Due to the remarkable titles that have reappeared, Persephone Publishing has acquired a reputation for selecting books that are, very simply, marvellous to read. Not dauntingly intellectual, these are beautifully written stories that have resurfaced after the hardest test of all – time.


Extent: 232pp

Dimensions: H:19cm, W:14cm

Integral jacket with flaps and printed endpapers

ISBN: 9781906462055