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High Wages, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
1 7070 WHIPPLE, Dorothy High Wages
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1930, 2009; 316 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Set in the north of England in the early years of the 20th century, Jane gets a badly-paid job in a draperís shop where she 'lives in'. Aware that people's shopping tastes and methods are changing she works hard, saves her money, gets help from a friend, and opens her own dress-shop. Readers that enjoyed the recent television series 'Mr. Selfridge' and 'The Paradise' may well enjoy this novel. We did.; Preface by Jane Brocket. A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; ' Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Also reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image of book and matching bookmark is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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Priory, The, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
2 7368 WHIPPLE, Dorothy Priory, The
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1939, 2009; Reprint 536 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine faintly creased, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; There is an afterword by David Conville in this edition. He knew the home and several of the people that this novel is based on. "Saunby Priory, a large house somewhere in England which has seen better times is the setting for this novel. We are shown the two Marwood girls, who are nearly grown-up, their father, the widower Major Marwood, and their aunt; then, as soon as their lives have been described, the Major proposes marriage to a woman much younger than himself - and many changes begin." Whipple's focus on characters and relationships is evident in this novel. ; 'Any novel by Dorothy Whipple is guaranteed to be an absorbing story of family relationships, romance & heartache... Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Someone at a Distance, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
3 7123 WHIPPLE, Dorothy Someone at a Distance
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1953, 2008; 413 pages Very Good+ 
Very light spine creases, faint edgewear, a few smudges on page edges. A very nice copy.; The author's final novel. "Apparently 'a fairly ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage' (Nina Bawden in the Preface) yet 'it makes compulsive reading' in its description of an ordinary family ('Ellen was that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife') 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 Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the Midlands and had similar preoccupations)."; 'Any novel by Dorothy Whipple is guaranteed to be an absorbing story of family relationships, romance & heartache... Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Also recommended and reviewed by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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