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I will read "Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Christmas Stories" by Anthony Trollope.
I read 9 of his books this year and look forward to this one with the theme of Christmas.
Why Trollope? I have a crush on this brilliant writer, who wrote 47 novels in the mid 1800s. I just discovered him in 2015.
The books I read by Anthony Trollope this year: The six novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden (a home for indigent old men run by a very kindly man). Barchester Towers. Doctor Thorne. (soon to be a 3 part tv show directed by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey), Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington and The Last Chronicle of Barset.
The next 3 I read: Orley Farm, The Bertrams and The American Senator (who visits England and creates an uproar).
One thing I appreciate is that there is plenty of romance in his novels, often between very refined people, and you do not know for sure if the lovers will admit their love and marry, or if a tragedy or social conventions will intervene and they must part.
He also knows a lot about human nature and obsessions (whether over inheritance, social standing, fox hunting, clergy and politicians, grand estates and small country homes and the people who live there, and humble folk too).
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. I read the first story in this collection and laughed out loud on about page 40 especially concerning the mishap in the hotel room involving mustard. This story is fun and very light hearted. I told my husband it is perfect to read just before falling asleep at night. It sets the stage for good dreams.