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Claire

Thank you for that link. I started to read Someone at a Distance a couple of nights ago. Will save Adele Geras's thoughts until I've finished. My third Whipple book and enjoying it immensely.

Barbara

Thank you for that. I was shocked when I first heard of 'the Whipple line'. Adele puts the pro-Whipple case so well and I agree with every word, especially about Geoffrey, a horribly believable character.

Elaine Simpson-Long

Adele is getting around - I have just posted about this as well!! Needless to say I agree with every word.

Simon T

Agreed! Someone at a Distance is my favourite, of the ones I've read. And the Persephone Classics version is so beautiful.

Nicola

I've just read this novel and I'm about to post a review, too. I now want to read everything by Dorothy Whipple.

Liz

Fuuny you should post about Someone at a Distance. I added it to my "Books I would like for my birthday" list earlier today.

Lisa W

I recently ordered Someone at a Distance, and am looking forward to it all the more having read Adele Geras's fine review. In the meantime, I am thoroughly enjoying another one of your recommendations, Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes.

probablyjane

I read 'They knew Mr Knight' and remember the dreadful sense of claustrophobic inevitability in the family's fate. The monstrous neighbour, however was a great treat. When I read it I hadn't picked up the religious dimension to it which is probably why I didn't quite 'get' the final scenes.

Becca

Norman Geras' article is excellent ... I couldn't agree with him more about Dorothy Whipple. Someone at a Distance was my very favorite Whipple novel and when I turned the final page, I was sorry not to have Ellen as a dear friend anymore.

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