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They Were Sisters
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Presents a story of three sisters who's choice of husband dictates whether they have homes, and whether, in their homes, they will be allowed to flourish, be tamed or repressed.
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Stellina
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Always looking to add to my Persephone book collection and this biannual has lots of info on what's new, lengthy reviews and a chance to explore some classics in women's fiction that you may not have heard of.

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Niso
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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I love Dorothy Whipple💞💞
Her books are warm and cosy. Her plotting is flawless and her characters are well formed and human in their flawed naive goodness, weakness, and wickedness.Immenselyly grateful for Persephone books for introducing me to her brilliant books.
#cosyreads #classics #modernclassics #dorothywhipple #persephone

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Mdargusch
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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I loved the writing of Dorothy Whipple, but I could not finish this book. There are three sisters, each living very different lives. One is married to an abusive monster and his actions with his children crushed my heart. I had to bail. 😢

On a brighter note, I learned how to brew a proper cup of tea while in England. ☕️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful picture ❤️❤️ 8mo
Liatrek Love the tea pot and cup ❤️ 8mo
Weaponxgirl Never add the milk first 😉 8mo
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Reviewsbylola Noooooooooooooo. Bailing on a Persephone?! Unheard of! 😱 8mo
Reviewsbylola Actually our British friend instructed us to add the milk first to break up the fat. 😂😂😂 @Weaponxgirl However her equally British brother agrees with you. (edited) 8mo
Weaponxgirl As a British person I have argued with other brits who put the milk in first 😂 this includes my own family 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Reviewsbylola I meant to reply to you with my last comment 8mo
Reviewsbylola You all take your tea making very seriously! I just got lambasted for making a cup of mocha fireside. I‘m told that English Breakfast and Earl Gray are the only acceptable teas. 😆😆 @Weaponxgirl 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Reviewsbylola we do. Well this can get very classed and region based too. My working class dad would just look at you and go just normal tea and would hate you if you gave him earl grey and I know northerners who will rip the shit out of me if I don‘t have Yorkshire tea in the house. 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Reviewsbylola it‘s very serious business but sometimes just to upset everyone I put a variety of tea bags in one caddy and then make people play Russian roulette with tea. 😆 8mo
Reviewsbylola Omg that‘s hilarious. @Weaponxgirl 8mo
LeahBergen Noooooo!! Not a Dorothy Whipple! Not a Persephone! 😮😮 8mo
LeahBergen I‘ll probably still buy this one, though. 😆😆 8mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola What is mocha fireside? 8mo
Mdargusch Well I guess I will have to try it both ways @Weaponxgirl 🤣 8mo
Mdargusch I hope you read it @LeahBergen so you can tell me if there‘s a happy ending. 8mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s a flavor from David‘s Teas. @LeahBergen 8mo
UwannaPublishme So how does one make a proper cup of tea? 8mo
Mdargusch @UwannaPublishme I was told by a tea lover in London that you must boil the water, never microwave. And always use fresh water! The tea should be something like English breakfast. Steep for around 3-4 minutes(never more than 5!) and do not reheat it. Now - the debate is : add milk before the hot water to break up the fat in the milk. Or does one add the milk after the tea is brewed? Have I missed anything @Weaponxgirl ? 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Mdargusch I don‘t think so. Microwaving tea is sacrilege it‘s true. What tends to happen with milk before tea bag when making in the cup is you can‘t get as good a colour generally in my experience. If it is milky it should have started out as strong tea with lots of milk added for the best flavour otherwise what was the point? 8mo
Weaponxgirl For reference I like mine the colour of he man. 8mo
Mdargusch That makes sense. I tried it your way just now! 👍🏼 @Weaponxgirl (edited) 8mo
UwannaPublishme @Mdargusch @Weaponxgirl Great info! Thank you both. I can see that I haven‘t been steeping my tea long enough. And what if I don‘t add milk at all? I‘m not a big fan. Will that get me kicked out of tea sommelier school? 😁 8mo
Weaponxgirl @UwannaPublishme some teas shouldn‘t be served with milk according to true tea coni suers so I think you are safe. I‘m just banging on about everyday Brit tea. 8mo
Mdargusch Haha! @UwannaPublishme 😂. I‘ve grown to really like it in my English breakfast tea. It‘s a milder version of my usual coffee with creamer that I have every morning. Milk goes really well with that tea. 8mo
DivineDiana I too have switched from morning coffee to English Breakfast Tea with non dairy cream. Started this after reading a British novel. 😉 8mo
Mdargusch Ha! We are on the same wavelength @DivineDiana ! ☕️🇬🇧☕️ All I want to read are early 1900‘s British literature written by women! (edited) 8mo
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They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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EllieDottie
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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I am so excited I ordered these books online and they came in yesterday! I saw these books here on Litsy and on Booktube and I went back a forth for a few months on whether I was going to shell out the money for the books and shipping and last month I gave in! I really am #myownworstenemy! #90sinJuly #bookhaul

Theresa Persephone books are gorgeous!! 2y
Tamra Beautiful! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
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Cinfhen Enjoy 😊 they are beautiful 💗 2y
EvieBee Yay! I ordered the Kindle edition of these. 2y
Zelma Those endpapers! 😍 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 2y
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Chrisbookarama
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Was old timey aspirin laced with opiates or something? This is the second mention of it being used for something other than headaches. Also, don't drug your wife, William. You think you're being helpful but it makes you a creep!

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Chrisbookarama
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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This was right before WW2. Things don't change.

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Chrisbookarama
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Finally reading a book! And Dorothy Whipple is the best.

Lakesidemusing It's a good one - enjoy!😃 3y
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Chrisbookarama
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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One in my collection of Persephone Books.

Lakesidemusing Such an enjoyable book! The others look good, too. 4y
BkClubCare I want this book!! 4y
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