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The Golden Lion of Granpere

The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope
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Time to do a short Continental trip with Trollope and see if we agree with Walpole. "...not only Trollope's very best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature. - . . It has all the colour and richness and cohesion of something done irresistibly." -Walpole .

The storyline is simple - boy meets girl - parents object - trials and tribulations follow - and then the story reaches it's conclusion - but you will need to find what that is for yourself !

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E text prepared by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset



Up among the Vosges mountains in Lorraine, but just outside the old half German province of Alsace, about thirty miles distant from the new and thoroughly French baths of Plombieres, there lies the village of Granpere. Whatever may be said or thought here in England of the late imperial rule in France, it must at any rate be admitted that good roads were made under the Empire. Alsace, which twenty years ago seems to have been somewhat behindhand in this respect, received her full share of Napoleon's attention, and Granpere is now placed on an excellent road which runs from the town of Remiremont on one line of railway, to Colmar on another. The inhabitants of the Alsatian Ballon hills and the open valleys among them seem to think that the civilisation of great cities has been brought near enough to them, as there is already a diligence running daily from Granpere to Remiremont; and at Remiremont you are on the railway, and, of course, in the middle of everything... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 19, 2013
Good story. Well Read.

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