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Dorothy Whipple

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Dorothy Whipple


Born
in The United Kingdom
February 26, 1893

Died
September 14, 1966


Born in 1893, DOROTHY WHIPPLE (nee Stirrup) had an intensely happy childhood in Blackburn as part of the large family of a local architect. Her close friend George Owen having been killed in the first week of the war, for three years she worked as secretary to Henry Whipple, an educational administrator who was a widower twenty-four years her senior and whom she married in 1917. Their life was mostly spent in Nottingham; here she wrote Young Anne (1927), the first of nine extremely successful novels which included Greenbanks (1932) and The Priory (1939). Almost all her books were Book Society Choices or Recommendations and two of them, They Knew Mr Knight (1934) and They were Sisters (1943), were made into films. She also wrote short storie ...more

Average rating: 4.25 · 7,172 ratings · 1,104 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Someone at a Distance

4.19 avg rating — 2,072 ratings — published 1953 — 9 editions
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The Priory

4.20 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 1939 — 4 editions
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They Were Sisters

4.40 avg rating — 1,036 ratings — published 1944 — 8 editions
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High Wages

4.26 avg rating — 767 ratings — published 1930 — 4 editions
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Greenbanks

4.37 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 1932 — 4 editions
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They Knew Mr. Knight

4.26 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 1934 — 3 editions
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Because Of The Lockwoods

4.33 avg rating — 363 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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The Closed Door and Other S...

4.26 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2007
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Young Anne

4.09 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1927 — 4 editions
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Every Good Deed and Other S...

4.06 avg rating — 85 ratings2 editions
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“If we could be seen thinking, we would show blown bright one moment, dark the next, like embers; subject to every passing word and thought of our own or other people's, mostly other people's.”
Dorothy Whipple

“But Mrs. Brockington, old, alone, almost crippled by rheumatism, had faith and courage. She had more. She had a warm serenity, and when Ellen was with her, she almost had it too. For goodness is catching. Mrs. Brockington was further on the road Ellen wanted to travel, and because Mrs. Brockington had got there, Ellen felt she might get there too.”
Dorothy Whipple, Someone at a Distance

“All those books, all those prayers and she had got nothing from them. When everything went well for her she had been able to pray, she couldn't now. There was such urgency in her present situation that until the pressure was removed she couldn't think about God. She hadn't the patience to pray. It was a shock to her. Surely God was for these times?”
Dorothy Whipple, Someone at a Distance
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