The 2nd Barchester novel. Some of the church politics is rather too esoteric (but less than The Warden), but mostly it is charming, astutely ascerbic and amusing, yet also a little twee. But Eleanor is a feisty and somewhat unconventional heroine for a male writer of Trollope's time. The names of most minor characters are too comic for the style of the novel (eg farmers Greenacre & Topsoil; Drs Fillgrave, Rerechild, Lamda Mewnew & Omicron Pie; Revs Brown, White, Grey & Green; aspirational Lookalofts; Rev Quiverful with 12 children; diplomatic Mr Plomacy; loud Mrs Clantantram; attorney Vellem Deeds); some aren't even characters, just names on a guest list. Yet the main characters have more suitably subtle names (Proudie, Grantly & Slope).