Someone at a Distance

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Persephone Books Limited, 1999 - Fiction - 413 pages
30 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

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User Review  - Vivienne - Goodreads

Written in 1953, Someone at a Distance tells the story of a happy family destroyed by infidelity. I was introduced to Dorothy Whipple through my book club and I am so pleased to have discovered her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merry - Goodreads

A study of the damage one person's selfish behaviour can inflict on many many others. Wise. Intelligent. Gentle but powerful. Funny too. Skillfully written. Looking forward to reading another of hers ... Read full review


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