Someone at a Distance

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Persephone Books, 1999 - Adultery - 413 pages
95 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
A wonderful writer, rediscovered by Persephone Press. - Goodreads
enjoyable and easy to read. - Goodreads
I really love Whipple's prose. - Goodreads
I didn't much like the ending. - Goodreads

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This book was pressed upon me when I said I had never read Dorothy Whipple. I now want to read everything she's written. I won't say anything much about it, as I didn't know a thing, and it was a joy ... Read full review

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This book was pressed upon me when I said I had never read Dorothy Whipple. I now want to read everything she's written. I won't say anything much about it, as I didn't know a thing, and it was a joy ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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