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'Every good deed brings its own evil return,' said brother James somewhat sarcastically to his sisters the Miss Tophams, but he, like many others--though his opinion was perhaps coloured by the question of inheritance--was only too ready to dub his sisters as fools. No reader, however, in enjoying all the gentle points that Mrs. Whipple makes about two of her most lovable'Every good deed brings its own evil return,' said brother James somewhat sarcastically to his sisters the Miss Tophams, but he, like many others--though his opinion was perhaps coloured by the question of inheritance--was only too ready to dub his sisters as fools. No reader, however, in enjoying all the gentle points that Mrs. Whipple makes about two of her most lovable characters will agree with such impatience. The experiment they made, and the girl with whom they made it, perhaps brought them much distress, but the characteristic happiness that they finally achieved was due entirely to themselves. Mrs. Whipple's gentle methods impress with their human exactness and with a naturalness that is its own emphasis. This quiet story is an intimate creation, but how complete in its characters and atmosphere!(Flap copy from 1946 First Edition, John Murray Publishers, London)...

Title : Every Good Deed
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ISBN : 15746618
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 102 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Every Good Deed Reviews

  • Laurie Notaro
    2019-06-10 03:44

    Very short novella from Dorothy Whipple, a prominent English mid-wars writer-- How I love her books. This is the story of two spinster sisters who are well off, and volunteer doing charity work at the orphanage. When they decide to do a good deed and take one of the girls in, havoc reigns along with humor, and the story snowballs for twenty years. I loved the sisters, the Miss Tophams, and ultimately, the story has it's tragedies and laughs, but is utterly charming.

  • Kellie Marnoch
    2019-06-02 01:47

    Reading "Every Good Deed and Other Stories", the short story collection, from Persephone Books.It's wonderful. I love Dorothy Whipple, she has definitely become one of my favourite twentieth century female authors.

  • Eleanor Slater
    2019-06-12 20:37

    An absolutely wonderful novella which I only wish could have been longer.

  • Hol
    2019-06-11 20:46

    This book must be hard to find--I had to create a Goodreads entry for it! It's a novella (the library copy I read, printed to "war economy standards" on thin paper, weighed about an ounce), and while I wished it were longer, I did enjoy visiting with familiar Whipple themes and characters. For instance the dreadful Gwen, who disrupts small-town life for the spinster sisters in this story, brought to mind the noxious Louise in Someone at a Distance, Whipple's next and last novel.

  • Sally
    2019-06-10 02:47

    A very short novel, written with Whipple's usual elegance.