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Phineas Redux review
on 4 June 2013
Having followed the earlier exploits of Phineas Finn, this a must-read title in the Palliser series.
The book is one of the best in the series having, in addition to the inevitable romantic element, politics, crime and a trial. The overall story has much more cohesion than some of the other Palliser books where there seems to be two or more parallel plots having quite tenuous connections and separate conclusions. Dickens, by contrast always managed to bring his plots together in a neat, if not always happy, conclusion.