Tag Archives: Dorothy Whipple

8 Months, 14 Days or 258 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Dear Reader: It has been 8 months, 14 days since I started this blog on July 17, 2011.  Seems like a good time to take stock! Reading Spot Central When I started, my goal was to a) limit myself to buying no more than 20 books in a year, b) read my own books at …

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Colons, Thunder Dogs, Gender, and Sexuality: Helen R. Hull’s Labyrinth, Last September; Borowitz’s An Unexpected Twist; Hingson’s Thunder Dog

Dear Reader: This will be another catch up post where I talk about a number of books and stories that I’ve read in the last couple weeks…. #413) An Unexpected Twist by Andy Borowitz (kindle single) Kindle singles are long essays: somewhere between book and essay length, like a novella.  Amazon has issued 169 of …

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Making It to the Top: The Big 2-0-0…

Dear Reader: Jillian has started a great new Classics Club over at Room of One’s Own.  Yay Classics!  And sorry – I accidentally hit publish when I meant to hit save draft – email subscribers, note that this post is/was not done… The idea is that you set a personal goal of reading a certain …

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50 Ways to Gain Some Class: The Great Mr. Knight by Dorothy Whipple

Dear Reader: Another week, another Whipple….  #177 The Great Mr. Knight. I’m also reading Nicola Humble’s wonderful, amazing 182) The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, 1920s to 1950s: Class, Domesticity, and Bohemianism (hard copy, library) at the same time as my other books.  What an excellent accompaniment to The Great Mr. Knight! Humble is showing how “inter-war” …

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Bullies, Priories, Poles, and Following: Whipple, Pilch, and Klute

Dear Reader: Follow me Friday Alison Can Read and Parajunkee are sponsoring Feature and Follow Friday which is featuring Omnom Books.  This is another meme that links up book bloggers and gets them following each other.  They also ask us to answer the following question:  Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they …

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Library Loot! and WWW Wednesdays

Dear Reader: Claire at The Captive Reader is sponsoring Library Loot wherein we share what we have checked out from the library.  Great idea for a meme!  And Should be Reading is hosting WWW Wednesdays focused on what have just read (discussed here), currently reading (below), and soon to be reading (also below). So, I …

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It’s Monday, What are YOU Reading?

Dear Reader: Book Journey is sponsoring It’s Monday, What are You Reading? where we talk about what we just finished reading, what we are currently reading, and what we plan to read next. So, I just finished reading #175) High Wages by Dorothy Whipple and #176) A Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (in honor of …

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Sateens, foulards, kippers, and pence: High Wages by Dorothy Whipple

Dear Reader: Another week, another Whipple!  So far, I’ve read Greenbanks and Someone at a Distance and loved them both.  And now: A Persephone edition of #175) High Wages.  This is the story of Jane Carter, a young woman fleeing her stepmother and hordes of step-siblings.  She is seeking success and happiness.  Whipple published the …

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Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple

Dear Reader: I just finished my second Dorothy Whipple book Greenbanks – the first was Someone in a Distance and, as you may remember, I loved the earlier book.  Dorothy Whipple is getting a lot of attention from book bloggers of a certain type – ones who appreciate classics and particularly enjoy novels by women. …

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Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple

Dear Reader: My favorite book blogger, Book Snob, has been raving about Persephone Books Press in London for awhile (if you happen to be in London, they have a storefront where you can buy books – heaven!).  Persephone is a small press specializing in publishing out of print books of great quality, particularly by women …

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