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Two Victorian Novels

Barchester Towers, by Trollope, and The Curate in Charge by Oliphant- both on Kindle, from Gutenberg press. That is such good source of books for me when travelling, no longer surrounded by my own walls of bookcases, (and sometimes not … Continue reading

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More Mrs. Oliphant: women’s lives

I am somewhat glad that Mrs Oliphant had to write to support her family – as one of the few ways open to a woman of her class and period. Luckily, she had already written and published before she was … Continue reading

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Miss Marjoribanks- another Mrs Oliphant novel

The evening is now dark. There is no TV. I have been knitting this afternoon. What shall I do? Ah, read a book! In Victorian times, this was one of the chief recreations of those who had enough money and … Continue reading

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The Curate in Charge: The Pastor Retired- a Tale of Two Centuries

Mrs Oliphant was a prolific Victorian author: She wrote novels when young, but after her husband’s death, she was left a widow with children, debts, an alcoholic brother and other family members depending on her- and she wrote. Enormous numbers … Continue reading

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