Miss Marjoribanks

Miss Marjoribanks
Margaret Oliphant
4 stars
497 pages

a strong willed young lady takes over the social scene when she returns from school. Her duty is “to be a comfort to her papa”. The first 2/3rds of the book deal with her at 19. Interesting and comical. The last third deals with her 10 years later when her father dies. Ends with her marrying her cousin Tom and setting out to conquer a new village/town.

I liked the earlier part, not the later. First was refreshing and interesting. Later was same old, same old and you wanted her to get on with it. Good to read once.

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