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Tag Archive: British Literature

Someone at a Distance: A Treasure from the Grave of Library Basement Obscurity

Someone at a Distance (1953) by Dorothy Whipple (1893-1966) is about a wife who is strong and smart in the face of her husband’s extreme stupidity.  Sound familiar?  If you’re married, it should. … Continue reading

Elizabeth Gaskell: Jane Austen’s Plagiarist

I almost didn’t finish reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.  I started reading it after watching the miniseries Cranford, which is based on three of her novels.  It is a charming series… Continue reading