Jessa Crispin recently wrote a review of Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey on NPR. An excerpt is included.
There is another Persephone offering here; Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski. Again the reviewer is Jessa Crispin, and she says:
we feel so close to the characters we can hear them breathing.
Both these books are high on my list for next year's purchases.
The NPR book site is a wonderful source of book information.