Someone at a Distance

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Persephone Books Limited, 1999 - Fiction - 413 pages
36 Reviews
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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Beautiful characterisation and plot development. - Goodreads
Don't let this quiet book fool you, it's a page turner. - Goodreads
A wonderful writer, rediscovered by Persephone Press. - Goodreads
I really love Whipple's prose. - Goodreads
Yet she is not naive or simple in her writing either. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amanda Brookfield - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book - intelligent, at times very funny, but also deeply poignant. It tells the story of a marriage that is gradually destroyed thanks to the arrival of a 'viper' into its happy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dianna - Goodreads

I love domestic novels about family life and housekeeping and happiness and the first half of this novel was right up my alley. The second half veered off into more depressing territory: adultery and ... Read full review

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