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by Nina Bawden,Dorothy Whipple

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ISBN:
0953478025
Author:
Nina Bawden,Dorothy Whipple
Category:
Women's Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Persephone Books Ltd (March 22, 1999)
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Rating:
4.8
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Someone at a Distance (P. Yet for all that the novel is bit of a disappointment. The plot seems reminsicent of Clare Booth Luce's THE WOMEN: a noble-minded wealthy married woman loses her weak and contempible husband to the clutches of a stylish and spiteful vixen, while her daughter suffers tremendously and her friends cluck and sympathize.

Someone at a Distance book. Apparently 'a fairly ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage' (Nina Bawden) yet 'it makes compulsive reading' in its description of an ordinary family struck by disaster when the husband, in a moment of weak, mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl. Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Elizabeth Gaskell.

Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the .

Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the Midlands and had similar preoccupations).

Nina Bawden, Dorothy Whipple. Place of Publication. Thanks to publishers Persephone Books who have revived the name of Dorothy whipple who was, in her day a bestseller and was praised by contemporaries J B Priestley and Hugh Walpole. She writes in a deceptively straightforward style but displays acute pychological analysis in this her last novel. she describes an inevitable break up of a marriage and its consequences and presents an entirely believable, maniplulative character in Loise Lanier and her shrewd understanding of human character shines through

Nina Bawden is the celebrated author of Carrie's War, Peppermint Pig, and The Witch's Daughter, among others. A number of her works have been dramatized by BBC Children's television. She currently lives in London and Nauplion, Greece.

Tell us about these books. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (1953). Last month was Whipple month at the Reading Group. I had not read any of her novels before, but enjoyed this one greatly. The Norths, an almost perfect family, live in the country, an hour’s train journey from London

In writing Someone at a Distance, Whipple has created a very good novel about the fragile nature of love and the lives we build for ourselves. After a few moments of passion and desire, the idyllic nature of the Norths’ existence is fractured forever.

In writing Someone at a Distance, Whipple has created a very good novel about the fragile nature of love and the lives we build for ourselves. After a few moments of passion and desire, the idyllic nature of the Norths’ existence is fractured forever

Someone At A Distance - Dorothy Whipple.

Someone At A Distance - Dorothy Whipple.

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But this last novel by a writer whose books had previously been bestsellers is outstandingly good by any standards. Books related to Someone at a Distance.

Deborah Findlay reads from Dorothy Whipple's 1953 novel. Deborah Findlay reads from Dorothy Whipple's 1953 novel, abridged in ten parts by Jill Waters. Ellen has told Louise to leave the house after she and Avery have been surprised in an embrace. After Avery North and the young Frenchwoman, Louise Lanier, have been surprised in an embrace by his wife and daughter, Ellen has told Louise that she must leave the house immediately and she is trusting to Avery to take the right course of action.

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  • Still In Mind
Of the three Dorothy Whipple books I have read this was the weakest. It's very Mrs. Minivar but still quaint in that it's of its time. It was published in 1953 and life is getting hard for the middleclass, not too many live in maids and the daily chars are making the rules!!
I agree with the reviewer who said the daughter is a pain in the neck, and also agree on it's similarities to The Women but overall it's not a bad book. The story may not be original but she is a beautiful writer and it was still a better read than most of what is on the current NYT best seller list.
  • Winn
At first I thought this was going to be an old fashion, kind of fluffy piece of fiction, but there is a lot going on in this book. The writing is excellent and the author imparts a lot of wisdom about marriage and relationships. The book is really an anatomy of an affair. How a seemly innocent flirtation can develop into a disastrous life decision. The book is also about forgiveness. I thought it was well worth the read.
  • Onnell
Dorothy Whipple has been one of the authors Persephone Books has been most proud to re-dsicover, and the beautifully sharp prose in this 1950s novel will alert you immediately why she's been a favorite. Yet for all that the novel is bit of a disappointment. The plot seems reminsicent of Clare Booth Luce's THE WOMEN: a noble-minded wealthy married woman loses her weak and contempible husband to the clutches of a stylish and spiteful vixen, while her daughter suffers tremendously and her friends cluck and sympathize. Some of the characters are also quite hard to take. Anne, the sickeningly adorable daughter, carries on so much when her father is caught with the French interloper, Louise, that you begin to develop a perverse delight in her unhappiness; and all the male characters are wholly two-dimensional weaklings. With the older women characters, however, Whipple seems right on the money. The heroine, Ellen, is perhaps a bit too noble but is also observed with sympathy and skill, and Louise, the clear villain, is surprisingly well-drawn too. Whipple's ability to turn a memorable phrase is also consistent throughout.
  • Kazigrel
I have read a couple of Dorothy Whipple's books... ....this was good story but sad
  • Zorve
Fantastic on a lot of levels.
  • Ice_One_Guys
Everything I have read by Dorothy Whipple I have found totally engaging, and this is no different. I wish they would put her books on Kindle!! She should be recognised as a classic women's writer. Great style, great characters, great plot.
  • Abywis
Discovered this writer by googling British authors early to mid twentieth century since I love that period in books and wow. I had never heard of her before this but now I plan to read as many of her novels as I can get my hands on. She is excellent at creating characters and delving deeply into how they feel when facing challenges. My only criticism might be that the main character seems a bit too saintly and the secondary character a bit too evil, but other than that, Ms. Whipple's description and building of their behavior is perfect. I liked how she inspired me to feel sympathy for the husband and I loved the ending, which wasn't exactly what I expected but it was realistic and even spiritual.
This was an engaging novel of manners, somewhat plausible until you get to the end of the book, then it's a bit of a stretch (i.e., cause for the infant's illness!)