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A Smorgasbord of Quirky Clergy.
on 22 April 2018
Though all very learned by all accounts, with fairly liberal views regarding certain issues, the Barchester Clergy rein supreme from the outset, with decorative female appendages taking second place, except perhaps the Dragon known as Mrs Proudie, by name and nature, as her spouse, the Bishop can confirm. As in most of Trollopes novels, the Good the Bad and the Ugly all get a fair share of the story, and plenty of fine characterization ensures readers as to no doubt who is who. My personal favourite was the delicious one legged Seniora, who continued to woo and be wooed by all and sundry from the comfort of her sofa. Headstrong Eleanor nevertheless was the cat who got all of the surrounding cream seemingly, but chose the most noble, modest and self deprecating contender of them all. Good old Daddy though surpassed himself in various selfless gestures which endeared him even more to the local community.