Someone at a Distance

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Persephone, 1999 - Adultery - 413 pages
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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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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple; (5*) I fell in love with my first (knowingly) read of a Persephone. I am hoping that all of the Persephone I go on to read will have this quality of writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I found this book rather disappointing. There was not one page that I enjoyed reading, and the plot was so lightweight and unbelievable, despite indications that this was supposed to be a good read from 1953 when it was first published. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Born in 1893 in Lancashire, England, Dorothy Whipple wrote nine extremely successful novels, two of which were made into films. She also wrote short stories and two volumes of memoirs. She died in 1966.

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