Bought 20 April 2008 – the new Persephone Bookshop
A real treat – a day off and the time to read a Persephone cover-to-cover. This is the excellently-told story of three sisters and the children of two of them. One sister loves too much, and is broken. One never loves enough, and is broken in her fashion. And one has a peculiar marriage (and a hilarious maid) but tries to pull the broken strings of the family together. All the characters, major and minor, are well-drawn and the story draws one in and means the book is hard to put down.
Another quiet masterpiece from Whipple.