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Thank you to whoever recommended Dorothy Whipple...

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bbcessex Sun 13-Aug-17 17:00:52

I saw her recommended on a thread (The Handmaids Tale?) and am about a third of the way through 'They were sisters'.

I'm typically into dystopian novels but fancied a change.. this is keeping me occupied on my hols .. thanks to whoever recommended it!

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purpleflower23 Sun 13-Aug-17 17:13:56

I love Dorothy Whipple! Have you discovered Persephone Books? smile

tobee Sun 13-Aug-17 17:34:09

I wrote a thread like this just recently! In fact I thought this was my thread. I read Greenbanks the other day. I'm going to intersperse her others to savour them properly. smile

bbcessex Sun 13-Aug-17 19:00:29

Ahhh!! Thanks for the link purpleflower . I will look through it..

tobee .. how funny! I was looking for something a little different to get absorbed in.. I think I may have found it. I know what you mean about eeking out.. I'm conscious of not binge reading too quickly

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PickingOakum Fri 18-Aug-17 19:15:36

Ooooh, I saw the recommendation too and have now read two of hers.

I really like High Wages, though that was probably because it is was set in a Northern industrial town.

bbcessex Fri 18-Aug-17 19:20:45

I've just finished 'they were sisters'.. it's been a long time since I've read a book without an apocalypse or zombie in it!

Loved it..couldn't put it down. The characters were so vibrantly written... it was like watching telly in my mind!!

What other one have you read ?

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MarmaladeIsMyJam Fri 18-Aug-17 19:26:02

I love Greenbanks, such a lovely, gentle novel. Will start the priory soon. Persephone bookshop is wonderful. I'm starting a little collection!

bbcessex Fri 18-Aug-17 19:50:44

Thanks Marmalade.. I'll have a shop around.

Very pleased to have revived my love of reading.

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squirre1 Fri 18-Aug-17 22:49:58

Someone at a distance was really good too

Uhohmummy Sat 19-Aug-17 00:40:01

The Priory is brilliant! Haven't read the others but will get They Were Sisters after reading this thread. Thank you!

stopfuckingshoutingatme Thu 21-Sep-17 08:02:36

Marking place!

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