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The Perpetual Curate (The Chronicles of Carlingford #4)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE PERPETUAL CURATE. Wentworth, he went on without speaking, with a bitterness in his heart not to be expressed. His own personal stronghold of happiness and consolation had shattered in piec ...more
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Kim
"The Perpetual Curate" is a novel written by Margaret Oliphant and published in 1864. Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural". When I read that on the back cover of the novel what I had to find out was how this woman ended up with the name Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant, it seemed rather strange. This is what I found ...more
Virginia
What a lovely book -- another in the Carlingford series. The characters in the little drama are well drawn. There are an awful lot of weepy old women, and that got a little tiresome, but overall Oliphant did a masterful job in highlighting the quirks and petty motivations of a town populated with well meaning but all-so-human people.
Sam Schulman
For everyone who has exhausted Trollope - Mrs. Oliphant is the next best thing. Cruder in style, a little less detail, but she makes it up in passion - particularly passion among English clergymen in the Victorian era, who were slow to kindle but when kindled, hard to extinguish.
Corinna Laughlin


An interesting book with high church/low church tension and a sex scandal, all patly wrapped up at the end in typical Oliphant fashion.
Linda
A Virago Modern Classic.
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Margaret Oliphant Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson) was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant.

Oliphant, during an often difficult life, wrote more than 120 works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories, and volumes of literary criticism.
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The Chronicles of Carlingford (6 books)
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  • The Doctor's Family (Chronicles of Carlingford, #2)
  • Salem Chapel (Chronicles of Carlingford, #3)
  • Miss Marjoribanks (Chronicles of Carlingford, #5)
  • Phoebe Junior (Chronicles of Carlingford, #6)
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