The Carlingford Chronicles
For some years now I’ve belonged to an on-line group dedicated to reading and discussing the works of Anthony Trollope. Recently a few of us from that mother ship have launched a new on-line group dedicated to reading books that are of interest to Trollope aficionados (called trolls, not trollops) but are not written by Trollope himself.
The first book the not-trollope group has chosen to read is MISS MARJORIBANKS (1866), by Mrs Oliphant. I don’t recall that lady’s given name at the moment and I have yet to fetch the book from Box 149. In any case, she published as Mrs Oliphant rather than using her full name.
MISS MARJORIBANKS is the fifth of six books that together form the Carlingford Chronicles. This was an echo of Trollope’s Barchester Chronicles. (This is the not-trollope group, after all.) The other books are:
THE RECTOR and THE DOCTOR’S FAMILY (1863)
SALEM CHAPEL (1863)
THE PERPETUAL CURATE (1864)
PHOEBE JUNIOR (1876)