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Castle Richmond

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Anthony Trollope


Set against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840’s, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fi…

The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

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Arnold Bennett


The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor…

The Patrician

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John Galsworthy


The book revolves around the story of two love affairs. Miltoun (an aspiring politician) proposes to Mrs Audrey Noel, only to find that she …

Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

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Anthony Trollope


Sir Harry Hotspur’s only son and heir dies young which means that the title goes to a cousin, George Hotspur. Sir Harry wants the ancestral …

The Rough Road

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William John Locke


The book tells the story of "Doggie" Trevor, who, having been wrapped in cotton wool since babyhood, becomes a snobbish rich dilet…

Lady Connie

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Mary Augusta Ward


Constance Bledlow is a beautiful monied 20 year old with the world at her feet. She arrives in Oxford to spend a few months with her impover…

The Green Mirror

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Hugh Walpole


Three generations of the Trenchard family, ruled over by the indomitable Mrs Trenchard, live together in comfortable domesticity until Kathe…

The Gods and Mr Perrin

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Hugh Walpole


The book is probably better known under the title ‘Mr Perrin and Mr Traill’, later made into a well-known film in 1948. Perrin and Traill ar…

The White Dove

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William John Locke


Sylvester Lanyon, a doctor, is mourning the early death of his wife. His young daughter Dorothy is living with his father, Matthew, also a w…

The Side of the Angels

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Basil King


The book is set in New England in the early 20th century in an old established community where times are rapidly changing but nonetheless th…

The Duchess of Wrexe

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Hugh Walpole


Rachel, a spirited young girl, has to choose between Francis Breton, her difficult cousin who has been disowned by the family, and Roddy Sed…

Robert Elsmere

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Mary Augusta Ward


Essentially the book covers the life of Robert Elsmere, a boyishly intellectual clergyman. The first part covers his meeting with and eventu…

Lady Rose's Daughter (Version 2)

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Mary Augusta Ward


Julie le Breton is the illegitimate daughter of Lady Rose, who severed her relations with her aristocratic family when she had the baby and …

Stella Maris

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William John Locke


Stellamaris is a young paralysed girl who is confined to a bed in the Channel House overlooking the English Channel. She is cared for by her…

The Hand of Ethelberta

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Thomas Hardy


Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband …

Buried Alive

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Arnold Bennett


The hero is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies …

The Pretty Lady

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Arnold Bennett


‘The Pretty Lady’ is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christi…

Diana Tempest

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Mary Cholmondeley


Colonel Tempest , his wastrel son Archie and beautiful daughter Diana (Di) are dismayed when they are cut out of the will of old Mr Tempest,…

The Money Moon (version 2)

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John Jeffery Farnol


George Bellew, an American millionaire is in London, where he is jilted by his ladylove. He sets off to travel on an aimless adventure throu…

A Laodicean

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Thomas Hardy


The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she…

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