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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"She was a remarkably good novelist who writes about men as she writes about women, with understanding from within. Her style is clear and precise, graceful without being showy, and never fancy or fey ... Read full review

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I didn't want this book to end. I had the good fortune to visit the Persephone Book Store this past August and picked this book to bring home with me, so it has been savored and mixed with trip after ... Read full review


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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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