The Closed Door and Other Stories by Dorothy Whippl

When you feel stifled by social structures

Stories that portray the quiet desperation of women in the post-war, middle-class England.  Bending under the weight of duty. Waking up one morning and realising you have not lived at all. The contradiction of having everything you ever wanted but feeling as if you are still waiting.  Yearning to express, yet hiding because you are scared. All the respectable, organised, confident exteriors that make up lives; all the fragile, frustrated, messy interiors. And despite all the daily disappointments, the comfort of good people and knowing that you are loved. You will find yourself in each of these stories.

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