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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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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User Review  - Mirte - Goodreads

I must confess to not be absolutely touched by this novel as I was with most of the other Persephone Books I read. This might be due to a somewhat slower reading process than usual, or perhaps due to ... Read full review

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A very lovely read. 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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