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Someone at a Distance
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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An outstanding novel about the fragility and tenacity of love.
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Jess_Read_This
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The September Raising the Middlebrow Book Club selection on Goodreads. My second Whipple and I rather enjoyed it! I couldn‘t stop myself from some comparison to the play/movie “The Women”. I kept picturing the main character Ellen as Norma Shearer. It‘s a look at a happy family and marriage where infidelity takes place. The ending was unsatisfactory but I might say the same for “The Women” depending where your sympathies lie.

Kimzey Thanks for the review! 2mo
LeahBergen Pretty photo! 2mo
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Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen Thank you! Persephone Books just make it so easy for a pretty photo. I love the greys and the artwork editions! 2mo
Jess_Read_This @Kimzey Thank you! ❤️ 2mo
quirkyreader I have a preference more towards the grey covers. 2mo
elkeOriginal All those Persephones! *swoon* 2mo
Gissy I‘m glad you enjoyed it🤗Beautiful photo! 👌I love that cover!😍 2mo
Jess_Read_This @Gissy Thank you!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Gissy
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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A couple drama, how Avery and Ellen marriage will be affected after a third person arrived to their lives. It is about infidelity, betrayals but also about second chances to yourself, about friends support. I love that ending, a new perspective, a new start. My first novel by this author and I loved the writing style. I was focused in the story, in the dynamic of all these characters, expecting what would be their decisions. Couldn‘t put it down.

Gissy 4⭐️ Gorgeous cover😍

2nd book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Autumn Equinox
Career-Mage Hunter Class-Restoration (o) -Read a book with single object (figure) in the cover

#2022ReadingGoals Read more classics and old in my tbr
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LeahBergen I loved this one, too. 😊 3mo
Gissy @LeahBergen Yes! Have you read other novel by this author? If yes, which one you recommend me? 3mo
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Ruthiella You didn‘t ask me😜 But I also loved The Priory and Greenbanks by Whipple. 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
LeahBergen I second both of @Ruthiella ‘s recommendations. I loved those, too. 😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 3mo
Gissy @Ruthiella Thank you! I will buy the Persephone edition😍 3mo
Jess_Read_This I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed this one. It‘s this month‘s read for a bookclub I‘m in on goodreads. I‘m looking forward to it! 3mo
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This is a book about a kind, decent person. Usually, I find kind and decent protagonists boring (I‘ll take Emma Woodhouse over Fanny Price every time!) but somehow Whipple managed to keep me fully invested in a character with no sharp edges. It has been a long time since a book brought me to tears and had me yelling out loud at the characters. Thank goodness Persephone saved this gem from obscurity.

Sparklemn I 💙 #persephone (edited) 10mo
LeahBergen I loved this book. 👍 10mo
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Tamra
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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My recent book mail has a decided fall look. 🍁🍂

DivineDiana Gorgeous cover! 1y
LeahBergen Ooo!! Loved Someone at a Distance. The Light Years is still waiting on my shelves but I adored the other two EJH books I‘ve read. 😍😍 1y
MaureenMc The Light Years! 🙌 1y
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andrew61
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Ive found a villain to match the greats in Louise Lanier. This 26 yr old French woman answers an ad for a companion to elderly Mrs North in Eng. Avery (the son) +Ellen North have a happy 20yr marriage with 2 children and idyllic house in the countryside albeit Mrs North is a handful. The introduction of Louise into this causes untold repercussions which Dorothy Whipple explores with wonderful prose and skill. I couldn't put it down.

DivineDiana Love the cover. Love this photograph. ❤️❤️ 1y
Tamra Lovely pic! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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It‘s a terrific day! Another #bookmail and this I believe is from @LeahBergen . And what a gorgeous book! I heard it‘s a wonderful read and @Cathythoughts loves this book. My second #Persephone 😍 and I‘m so thrilled! Thank you very much, Leah. Very kind of you. Sending my ❤️ and heartiest New Year Wishes to you and your family (and Johnny)! 🥰😘

Cathythoughts Oh what a lovely gift ! I loved this book ❤️❤️❤️🎁 2y
batsy Gorgeous 😍 2y
emilyhaldi I ❤️ this book! 2y
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LeahBergen Yayyy! I‘m so glad it FINALLY arrived. 😂😂 A very Happy New Year to you, too! 😘😘😘 2y
BarbaraBB Happy new year Jessie 🥂🤍 2y
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Cathythoughts
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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#Booked2020 #Summer

13. #RedWhiteorBluetypeoncover... tagged & favourite book of this summer section
14. #EccentricMC , French Exit
15. #YAnovelbyaPoC The Poet X
16. #WineorWhine .. Death at the Chateau Bremont
17. #BannedBook , Expiation
18. #ArmchairTravel , The Enchanted April

Summer completed. 👍🏻😁 Thankyou Ladies 😘😘😘

BarbaraBB Wow, such a great collection! 2y
squirrelbrain Great choices! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous 💕 🙌🏻congrats on completing #Summer #Booked2020 👙🌞🍦📚This is your #OfficialThirdQuarterEntry 🎊🎊🎊 2y
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JennyM What a group of books! 👏❤️🥳 2y
batsy A lovely stack of books 😍 2y
alisiakae Beautiful stack! Congrats on completing the summer prompts! 2y
Nute Excellent reading for achieving the summer prompts for Booked2020. Way to go! 2y
Ruthiella Well done! 😀 2y
LeahBergen What a great stack! 😍 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy X 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! And thanks for French Exit 👍🏻❤️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉 🎉 2y
CarolynM Some great choices for the prompts! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love your stack of #summer prompt books. Well done! 👏❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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The story of the North family , and what happens when old Mrs. North takes on Louise, a French woman, as a companion...A serious, heartbreaking story. The writing is 👌🏻. Every single page was a pleasure to read ... My favorite book in years , more D. Whipple for me very soon.

A picture of our plant Love-Lies-Bleeding

Tanisha_A Sounds like a rich read. Love the photograph 😍 2y
Cinfhen Everything that @Tanisha_A just said 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen Thanks! It was so good ❤️ 2y
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Ruthiella Beautiful photo! My favorite Whipple is The Priory, but maybe because it is the first title I read from her? 2y
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I just got that one ! I‘ll be starting it tonight & I‘ll keep you posted... 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks about the photo X (edited) 2y
JennyM Sounds a lovely read. Beautiful pic as well 💐❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @JennyM It‘s very good. Thanks! I‘ll look forward to your review whenever you get there XXX 2y
TrishB Lovely review and pic ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish ! We‘re still recovering from Storm Ellen here ... I hope ye don‘t get battered too 🤞🏻 2y
TrishB The wind has just started! And my son just left to go camping on the Yorkshire moors 😱 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB He‘ll be safe ... it‘s losing its strength as it goes ❤️ 2y
TrishB 🤞🏻🤞🏻 camping is definitely not my thing. 2y
LeahBergen @Ruthiella That was the first one I read, too. 😊 2y
LeahBergen One of my faves, too! Lovely photo. 😍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review ❤️ and a beautiful photo! 📸 2y
Centique This looks and sounds so wonderful 😍 2y
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Cathythoughts
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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I‘m on a go slow with reading , as we are having work done in the house .... But I‘m captivated with this book 👌🏻. About half-way now & as for Louise 😡😡😡 I could kill her ..... I better wait and see what happens first

TrishB Look at that cover ❤️ we had our kitchen ceiling plastered yesterday so there‘s some stuff to clean up this morning. The heat is putting everything on a go slow! 2y
BarbaraBB I have this one on my shelves too (thanks to @LeahBergen. Looking forward to it! 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB This book is so good ! Yes it‘s the kitchen with us too , plumbing 🤦🏼‍♀️I can‘t even go there 🙄.... I might get a new kitchen out of it yet though 🤞🏻 2y
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s my favorite this year so far .... so good 👍🏻❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful photo ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB That is quite a recommendation! I must move it up my tbr, thanks! 2y
LeahBergen Grrrr.... Louise! 😠 2y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I hope you like it! 😘 2y
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had this on my tbr shelf for a while. Be interesting to hear what you think. 👍 2y
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 I can already tell you that it‘s an excellent book, very readable, great characters ✨ 2y
Caroline2 Sounds like I need to move it up the pile then. 😀 2y
Sace I like "go slow". Sounds less depressing than "slump". I think I'm going to start using that instead. ? 2y
Cathythoughts @Sace 😂Yes , it‘s a go slow & it continues as our house is like a building site. Its hard to find time just now. I‘m still on tagged book 😬 2y
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Cathythoughts
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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And now for a change of pace ..... my first one by this author & I like the tone , the steadiness of the writing 👌🏻

erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous cover too! ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think so too ! It‘s beautiful 😍 2y
Ruthiella I love Whipple! 😍 2y
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LeahBergen You‘re killing me here with all my favourites. 😂😂 2y
catebutler This is one my all time favourites!! Enjoy! 2y
CarolynM Yet another one for the stack😬🙂 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I think your going to love it 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @catebutler Thanks! I know what‘s going to happen from the introduction & I wish I could change their future .. but I‘ll wait & see how it all pans out. 2y
Cathythoughts You have great taste Leah ! You‘re a treasure 👍🏻❤️ @LeahBergen (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella it‘s my first experience of her ... only started , very good. My husband looked over my shoulder at the book & said ‘ Dorothy Whipple ! Are they making these names up ....‘ 😂. It is an unusual name 2y
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LeahBergen
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Currently reading!

I picked this one up finally, because A). @emilyhaldi shamed me into it, and B). @saresmoore inspired me with her birthday Persephone shopping. 😄

First chapter down and it‘s WONDERFUL.

#PersephoneBooks

saresmoore 🥳👏 4y
BarbaraBB I thought so - after reading @saresmoore ‘s post. So I need this one too. I must control myself but I can‘t 🤦🏻‍♀️😘 4y
BarbaraBB Done. ✔️😬 4y
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 Is this one of the two Persephones you ordered? 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen No.. this one makes three. I told you, no self control 😀. At all. 4y
LeahBergen Oh, I love it!!! 😆😆 Which three did you order? @BarbaraBB (oops! Forgot to tag you!) (edited) 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @saresmoore You‘re all tempting me. 😇😈😂 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Dooooo it! Place a biiiiiig whopping Persephone order. 😂😆😂😆 4y
saresmoore @rubyslippersreads Leah is a terrible influence and I wholeheartedly endorse her suggestion. 😁 4y
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @LeahBergen I see you‘re both 😈😈 in this scenario. 😂 4y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This one, obviously, and 4y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen Patience I had already bought the minute I read @emilyhaldi ‘s review. @rubyslippersreads it is better to stay away from people like Emily, Leah and @saresmoore, they are dangerous for your wallet 😂😂😘 4y
emilyhaldi LOL, somehow I missed this post?! Good to know that the shaming method works so effectively on you Leah 😆 I can't wait to hear your final review of this one!!! 4y
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Oryx
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Great find today, a #persephone for 50p! It's one of the reissued 'classics' so not the lovely grey colour, and the spine is a bit creased, but still! @laurenbescoby

DivineDiana Great find! ❤️ 4y
Centique Oh that‘s amazing! 4y
squirrelbrain Well done you! 4y
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LeahBergen Awesome find! 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4y
laurieluna Awesome find! 😄 4y
JennyM The book fairies were looking after you today...awesome find! 4y
ephemeralwaltz Lucky!! 4y
Eyelit Ooh, that‘s a good one! Lucky find - enjoy!! 4y
batsy Great find! I love these "special edition" Persephone covers! 4y
quirkyreader Wow! That was a major score. 4y
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emilyhaldi
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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When you're #rightnexttotherightone but you leave her for a young, beautiful, French girl in the midst of your midlife crisis 💔
#septemberdanes

JennyM 🙄 4y
BarbaraBB Smart choice. I had the book stacked already. I am a sucker for midlife crisis books I guess 😂😂 4y
Cinfhen Like the direction you went!! Well played 😊 4y
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Kalalalatja 🙄🙄 all the eyerolls, but I love reading about it, still 😂 4y
Cathythoughts This sounds really good .. stacking with serious intent 👍🏻 4y
Leftcoastzen Lovely cover 4y
Reviewsbylola Omg such a fantastic book. He gave me douche chills. (edited) 4y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola ‘Douche chills‘ 😂😂😂 4y
Reviewsbylola That‘s a trademarked phrase of Emily‘s husband. 😂😂 @LeahBergen 4y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Well, you can tell him its usage has now spread to Canada. 😂😂 4y
Mdargusch We use the term often @LeahBergen 4y
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Wilkie
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Love #lovemedo, you know I love you, I‘ll always be true....Until I fall in love with Mothers bewitching French companion, that is. #heyjune #persephone

Cinfhen Ha!!! #Fickle 4y
Aimeesue Ahhhh, Dorothy Whipple! 4y
emilyhaldi Such a great book! ❤️ 4y
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Reviewsbylola
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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This is the perfect book for he #englishhouse prompt. Ellen and her husband live in an old manor on the English countryside when she discovers he has been having an affair. As she deals with their divorce and the fallout, she must leave their home. She finds work in a small hotel (the equivalent of a bed and breakfast I would say), also in an English estate. The novel is very atmospheric. #aprella #persephone

erzascarletbookgasm Aargh! These Persephone covers😍 5y
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Cover and book 🙌🏻 5y
emilyhaldi So good 🙌🏻 5y
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benchley1 That cover 😍😍😍😍😍😍 5y
Mdargusch I bought this so I guess I should read it! 5y
Pamwurtzler That looks good - I‘ll have to stack it! 5y
Christine11 These books are gorgeous looking! 5y
Kalalalatja I want to read this so much! 5y
BarbaraBB Great picture and that book sounds so good! 5y
LeahBergen So beautiful! I‘m always stumped when Persephone has the classic cover AND the dove grey one for the same title! 😫 Which one to buy?? I have a few of these covers but then I always think I should stick with the uniform grey. I dunno! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5y
Reviewsbylola If they come in this type of cover, I usually go for it. They‘re just so pretty!! @LeahBergen 5y
TLVZ721 These editions are simply lovely! Great picture! 5y
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Reviewsbylola
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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And with my last read, I‘ve completed quarter one of #booked2018! Considering I started this month with four selection to go and feared I wouldn‘t finish in time, I‘m pretty happy to complete it with 10 days to go. 🎉🎉🎉 I‘m so happy with my selections and didn‘t really have any stinkers. My favorites would be a tie between The Boys in the Book and Someone at a Distance, both of which I gave five stars.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 5y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I didn‘t realize you read a Roxane Gay...did u hate her as much as @emilyhaldi ?!??? 5y
ElishaLovesBooks Nice!!👏👏 5y
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Reviewsbylola I found her to be a mixed bag. She had a lot of very relevant things to say, but I think her points could have been made more succinctly. @Cinfhen 5y
Mdargusch Yay! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola @cinfhen I liked Hunger far more than Bad Feminist. The single topic helped her focus. Bad Fem was so scattered. 5y
emilyhaldi Ugh, Roxane Gay 😝 @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola 5y
emilyhaldi Ps. I had no idea that we had chosen 3 of the same books for this challenge!! I have the same top 3 too 👯‍♀️ 5y
Cinfhen I started Bad Feminist but it wasn‘t grabbing me @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraTheBibliophage @emilyhaldi 5y
Kalalalatja Well done 👏👏 5y
alisiakae Well done!! The Underground Railroad was one of my favorites of 2017. @emilyhaldi your dislike of Roxane Gay‘s books is becoming quite well known. 😂 5y
raelaschoenherr I haven‘t read any of the Miss Fisher novels but I totally binged the TV show! Have you seen it? 5y
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Wilkie
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Ellen is blindsided when her husband of 20 years leaves her for his Mother‘s young French companion. #ifyouleavemecanIcometoo? #marchintooz #persephone

Cinfhen Lovely photo💕 5y
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Reviewsbylola
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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This was my #feministclassic read for #booked2018. It was phenomenal. I would currently count it as my favorite #Persephone. Whipple has a way of making the disintegration of a happy marriage totally understandable and believable and, if I‘m being frank, downright terrifying. The entire second half of the book I struggled with what I wanted for the characters. I was tormented by their plight. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time.

Moray_Reads Gorgeous cover 5y
RealLifeReading Great review 5y
LauraBrook I loved this one too! And an excellent review! ❤️ 5y
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batsy Ooh, I definitely need this! Nice review. And can a Persephone cover ever do wrong 😍 5y
emilyhaldi Yay so glad you loved it too!! Def one of my favs ❤️ 5y
Mdargusch Great review! 5y
Cinfhen You‘re booking it 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
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LondElle89
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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This is my Persephone Classics collection. I have one more to buy, but I love this collection. I've read Miss Pettigrew and Cheerful Weather; I'll eventually get to the others. Anyone else collect or have read a Persephone Book?

GarthRanzz My girlfriend loves Persephone books! We just ordered a few for the Mothering Sunday special they ran. I‘m sure you‘re about to get a new follower since I showed her your post. 😊 5y
LondElle89 @GarthRanzz oh I missed out on that special! Glad to see fellow Persephone books lovers out there! 5y
catebutler One of my absolute favourite publishers. Love your collection of their classics! 5y
LondElle89 @catebutler thank you so much. They are a great company, they have introduced me to soooo many new authors 5y
Reviewsbylola Beautiful collection! I just finished Someone at a Distance and loved it. I also enjoyed and Pettigrew! 5y
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Reviewsbylola
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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#cryinshame at the fact that I have so many Persephones and have maybe read 4-5 of them (reading the tagged book now). I really need to remedy that ASAP. #marchintooz #persephone

Redy2trvl ❤️ Shelf envy!! I only own 3 #Persephone books. 5y
Wilkie A thing of beauty is a joy forever! 5y
Kalalalatja Total #shelfenvy 😍😍 5y
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Cinfhen Niiice @Wilkie 😍😍and what a lovely dilemma 5y
Chrissyreadit What are Persephone books? 5y
Booksnchill Oh my word- book design porn indeed!!🤩 5y
Reviewsbylola They are a publisher in England that publish out of print books that are either by female authors or focus heavily on female characters. 5y
LeahBergen I‘m crying in shame with you (and so is my shelf of unread Persephones). 😆 5y
emilyhaldi I want to try and read 1 a month! 5y
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Reviewsbylola
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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My kids have INSISTED that daddy put them to bed for the last few nights, so I shamefully admit that I‘ve taken more baths than is reasonable or necessary. And here I am with tonight‘s #bathandbook. I started this last night before bed and quickly sped through the first 100 pages. It is excellent. Another #Persephone that I wish I had gotten to sooner!

daena Loved that book, so good! 💚 5y
Mdargusch Nice! 5y
emilyhaldi Love this book!!! Also, looking at that face mask I can only hear Flo in my head saying “get the CARROOOOTTTTTTS, get the CARROOTTTTTTSSSSSS!!!” 😆😆😆 5y
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LeahBergen I have this book waiting on my shelf (and now I‘m off to do a sheet mask 😆). 5y
Reviewsbylola She was in bed for this luckily. 😆 @emilyhaldi 5y
Reviewsbylola I hope you get to this book soon. I think you would love it! @LeahBergen 5y
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emilyhaldi
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The characters are forced to learn many #hardlessons in this story of the slow destruction of a marriage and family. Avery & Ellen North have an idyllic life in a small English village with their 2 children until Louise arrives and slowly turns everything on its head. No one is unaffected by the devastation caused but the hardest lessons learned are by Louise and Avery and the misperception of lust for love💞 Highly recommend!
#awesomeautumnbooks

DebReads4fun Great review! 5y
Mdargusch Stacking 5y
batsy Lovely cover! Is that a Persephone? I'd always assumed their covers were the plain grey. 5y
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Cinfhen Gorgeous cover, lovely review 💕 5y
Reviewsbylola They have a collection of maybe ten titles that have beautiful covers like this! I'll have to take a picture of mine. @batsy 5y
Reviewsbylola I think I own this but I'm not sure. 5y
batsy @Reviewsbylola Ah, that's so lovely! They should do more of these covers 😍 5y
Suet624 Great review! 5y
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LaviniaG
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Having a hard time choosing my next read :| #persephonebooks

BarbaraBB What is your native language (I can't read the title of the third book!)? (edited) 5y
LaviniaG @BarbaraBB it's Romanian. The title says "Happiness is a safety pin". 5y
Jess_Read_This We must be mutual friends based on those Viragos and Persephones alone!! 😍😍😍 Gorgeous book haul! 5y
LaviniaG @Jess_Read_This we must, then! Thank you! 5y
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emilyhaldi
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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I discovered this #Persephone book on my shelves yesterday and have no idea when I received or where it came from? 🤔 Either way, I'm only 20 pages in and loving Whipple's style of writing. And old, rigid Mrs. North reminds me just a little bit of my Grandmother 😂❤️

Cinfhen Like your avo toast 🥑😊 5y
Jess_Read_This *sigh* Persephone books are just the prettiest! 5y
ReadingEnvy Maybe you have book elves! 5y
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Reviewsbylola Mystery books are a fun surprise. I think I have this one! 5y
SilversReviews Love the photo. 5y
Mdargusch Grandma😂I will add this to my stack. 5y
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prosel
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden

"...Ellen couldn't have come into gentler company. There was no avid curiosity, no malicious speculation, no self-congratulation that such a thing couldn't happen to them, as there might have been among younger women. These women were old, time had softened them, they had learnt something from loss, helplessness, loneliness; they knew that almost anything can happen to anybody. They were kinder than when they were young."

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Bambolina_81
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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I love Persephone books and today I received my biannual magazine and bookmark 😊 You can't beat independent publishers who are so welcoming when you visit!

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vivjm
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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£6.85 for all these! I love charity shops :-). I am so taken with this Persephone books edition of Dorothy Whipple - it looks & feels gorgeous! Must seek out more from this publisher. #persephonebooks

TrishB 😀 6y
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Lakesidemusing
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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"These women were old, time had softened them, they had learned something from loss, helplessness, and loneliness; they knew almost anything can happen to anybody. They were kinder than when they were young." #greatquote #somethingforsept

Lacythebookworm I love Persephone editions ❤️❤️ 6y
Lakesidemusing @Lacythebookworm I've never read a Persephone I didn't love!💕 6y
Chrisbookarama I love this book! ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
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Texreader So darned true. 6y
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Wilkie
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Excellent! I love how Dorothy Whipple writes women. They are brave, flawed and real. #persephonebooks

LeahBergen 👍🏼👍🏼 6y
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Wilkie
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Old Mrs. North's husband had spoilt her, but now he was dead and her three children married, no one spoilt her any more. She didn't come first with anybody and she didn't like that.

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! Please enjoy your stay 😎👍🏻. 6y
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