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I have been in a reading slump, Mary, and was just contemplating a Trollope re-read to get myself back in the groove, so to speak. I was wondering which to choose and you have decided for me. : ) Thank you!

Mary Ronan Drew

This is a good one for a re-read, Karen. I think I understood for the first time how, while they were in Basel, Kate manipulated Alice into backing out of her engagement to John Grey.


Have just read that bit this morning -- Kate really took advantage of Alice's hesitancy about Mr. Grey, didn't she? I had forgotten how well Trollope depicts Alice's sexual attraction to George -- a classic "bad boy" if there ever was one -- that dashing scar! Poor Mr. Grey. No wonder it takes the better part of those 1,000 pages for Alice to recognize his qualities.

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