Someone at A Distance

Someone at A Distance

Book - 2005
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A quietly gripping story about the destruction of a marriage. Ellen is "that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife" who loves her life in the English countryside. She tends her garden, dotes on her children, and, when she remembers, visits her cantankerous mother-in-law. This domestic bliss, however, is shattered when her husband, in a moment of weak mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl.
Publisher: London : Persephone Books, 2005, c1953
Description: xi, 413 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780953478026
0953478025
9781906462000
Branch Call Number: Whip
Additional Contributors: Bawden, Nina 1925-

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multcolib_heathere Mar 13, 2016

Beware the French nanny.

AshRichards Nov 25, 2012

Fantastic read! The book is slow to start, but the idea is to lull you into the type of complacency similar to Ellen's and then yank the rug out from under you. That isn't to say that you don't see any of it coming, but you just don't want to believe it will.

Characterization is a bit shallow. Louise is too bad and Ellen too good; however the story is still engrossing.

luvlondon Jul 12, 2011

Reading a Dorothy Whipple novel is sheer bliss!

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