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The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
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I can see why people speak of The Way We Live Now (1875) as Trollope’s masterpiece. It’s quite superb. It’s a vast novel (a hundred chapters), but it never dragged in the least for me. Trollope is fairly light on description and leans hard on dialogu ...more
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" Laura wrote: "400,000+ WORDS - surely?"

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Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
" Glad you enjoyed this, Laura! I'm sure you're completely right about the plot weaknesses, and I remember finding the 'girl' plot not especially compel ...more "
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Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
"This certainly had me on the edge of the seat, or jumping out of it at several points - with the tension.

And I enjoyed Rogue Male's visceral interaction with the Dorset countryside. The only downside I felt was that Household had his "knickers in..." Read more of this review »
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Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
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I defy anyone to read this novel at a measured and reflective pace; it’s one for wolfing. I devoured it at speed.

On the surface, this is simply a piece of very successful genre fiction—people compare it with John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps, and t
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The American Senator by Anthony Trollope
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I read Trollope’s The American Senator immediately after a memorable experience with The Way We Live Now, which many see as Trollope’s masterpiece. The two books aren’t in the same league at all, although The American Senator was still a pleasant eno ...more
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