Someone at a Distance
A deceptively simple plot about a deceived wife and a foolish husband. Avery and Ellen have been married for twenty years. When his mother advertises for a companion, the French girl who arrives sets her sights on Avery and callously threatens the happy marriage.
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Review: Someone at a DistanceUser Review - Laurie Notaro - Goodreads
Dorothy Whipple is such a master. Love all she does, but this one really put me through the ringer. It was completely engrossing and fully broke my heart. A masterpiece of a novel. It demonstrates ... Read full review
Review: Someone at a DistanceUser Review - Wendy Greenberg - Goodreads
Liked this less than other Whipple books, nonetheless romped through it. Without spoilers it is a take on 1950s family life. It seemed rather unlikely to me but as it was of Whipple's time I could be wrong!Fascinating characters and their motivations and a real slice of period life. Read full review