They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple
They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple

They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple

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The Blakes are an ordinary family: Celia looks after the house and Thomas works at the family engineering business in Leicester. The book begins when he meets Mr Knight, a financier as crooked as any on the front pages of our newspapers nowadays; and tracks his and his family's swift climb and fall.


"Every book written by this woman is a gem, a little miracle." - Amazon reviewer

"What a great book.....published in 1934, it takes place around the late twenties, early thirties. I gather "the Depression" was not so called at the time of writing but as business diminishes we know what is coming and why. Basically a family saga with lots of surprises. For me, this was a great read and she is a wonderful writer, her phrasing and use of language is impressive without being show-offish!! This is the fourth book of Dorothy Whipple's I have read and I would say this was the best." - Amazon reviewer

Paperback with jacket
Publisher: Persephone Books
ISBN: 978-1903155080
Pages: 496
Endpaper: A striking block-print in sombre colours, the fabric has some of the hard-edged quality of machinery; yet the leaves and flowers evoke the large garden by which Celia is so fatally tempted.