My Summer With Dorothy Part 7: High Wages

My Summer With Dorothy Part 7: High Wages

I was so certain that High Wages was going to be a Cinderella-style story that I’d begun to formulate my review before I was even 100 pages in. ‘Who doesn’t love a good Cinderella tale?’ I was going to say. ‘With High Wages Whipple has taken Cinderella and relocated...
My Summer With Dorothy Part 6: They Knew Mr Knight

My Summer With Dorothy Part 5: Greenbanks

The house was called Greenbanks, but there was no green to be seen today; all the garden was deep in snow’. Dorothy Whipple’s 1932 novel (republished by Persephone Books in 2011) Greenbanks begins with a deceptive sense of calm. ‘Snow muffled the old house…and made it...