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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but this version is in American English, 9 Mar 2013
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Mr Scarborough's Family is not in the first flight of Trollope novels, but it's still compelling, beautifully written (if you're accustomed to Trollope's likeable voice), and wonderfully plotted. I had read it a few times before, but wanted my next re-reading to be on my new Kindle. Unfortunately - and I don't want to sound ungrateful to the volunteers who transcribe books - the Kindle version uses American spelling throughout. ("Unfortunately" only because the book was written in British English). This is something it's possible to blank out when it's just colour / color, but "further" is rendered as "farther" throughout the book. In British English, further and farther have two distinct meanings. This undermined my trust in the transcription and I kept going back to the print edition, thinking "Did he really say that?". All that said - and with gratitude to the people who enabled me to read a Kindle edition - it's a good read and a masterly portrait of an old man who uses his intellect and manipulates circumstances to suit his own view of what the world should be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anthony Trollope, 20 Jan 2013
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It's Anthony Trollope - what more is there that needs to be said? A great writer who deserves a much wider audience.
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Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope (Paperback - 13 Jun 2013)
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