After watching the BBC adaptation, I decided to read the books. This is my first ever Trollope (I bought my copy from my local second hand bookshop for $3.50). I liked it – at least enough to consider reading the next one in the series (which I think is Barchester Towers). I didn’t expect so much authorial intervention – some good, some just time consuming – and I think I might not have been able to finish if the novel was any longer. Having said that, I did like it and I would recommend it.