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Having enjoyed my slow amble through the Barsetshire Chronicles I have decided to give the Pallisers a try.


I have vague memories of this series being dramatised on TV back in the nineteen seventies, but not having a TV at that time, and still having memories of the interminable Forsyte saga, I did not watch any of it.


I have now ordered the unabridged audiobook (22discs :eek: ) of the first in the series, Can You Forgive Her? from the library. It is currently on loan from the only branch that can trace it, and is due back in March. My reservation runs out in September. :huh:

I do not anticipate posting on this thread for a while, but if anyone has read this book, or any of the subsequent titles in the series feel free to add your comments here.

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Meg, I have not read any of these books but I did read and loved the Barchester Chronicles this year. I have considered reading this series so will be interested to hear what you think of the first book. Once I have finished Middlemarch by Goerge Eliot I may give it a go.

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No significant clergy in book one of the Palliser Series so very different from the Barchester Chronicles, but the style and tone are very similar.

There is  the occasional nod towards Barchester, as Plantaganet Palliser is the nephew of the Duke of Omnium and a good portion of the plot concerns whether or not Palliser's wife can produce an heir.

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