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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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Sam Schulman
Nov 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
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May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Susan O
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Perpetual Curate, the 4th in the Chronicles of Carlingford by Mrs. Oliphant, again revolves around the life of a young clergyman. Frank Wentworth is a curate in the Anglican church and has begun a work among the trades people under previous rectors that doesn't sit well with the new rector. This however is a minor aspect of the book which revolves around Frank's family, his love for the previously mentioned Lucy Wodeworth, and at least one mysterious visitor to the town.

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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.
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.
Mrs. Glen A. Friday
An intriguing story.

The Perpetual Curate was full of twists and turns. I enjoyed this more than novels of today because it was more authentic. I highly recommend this book.
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Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson), 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".

Margaret Oliphant was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. A
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The Chronicles of Carlingford (6 books)
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  • The Doctor's Family (Chronicles of Carlingford, #2)
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