Someone at a Distance

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Persephone Books Limited, 1999 - Fiction - 413 pages
47 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
I really love Whipple's prose. - Goodreads
I didn't much like the ending. - Goodreads

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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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User 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


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