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erwfran Fri 12-Sep-08 19:40:32

sorry if this has been done recently, I did have a quick search.

well, could somebody explain to me why the widow that oscar slept with inherited? i dont mean why lucinda lost it but why the widow got it when she had only slept with oscar, did i miss something crucial?

i really wanted to love this book and I did UP to the point of the expedition.

It is also not even that they didn't get together in the end which I expected having read the synopsis at the back of the book but it was frustrating that everybody thought they were at it anyway so why didn't they?

and the whole glass church expedition was just ridiculous, maybe I am just not romantic enough but i'd be grateful if someone could give me a bit of enlightenment.

ChasingButterflies Fri 12-Sep-08 20:33:08

i LOVE this book.

the widow inherited because she and oscar changed their wills to leave everything to each other, ahead of the wedding.

it might just be my favourite book ever
<<ponders>>

ChasingButterflies Fri 12-Sep-08 20:34:16

also, oscar thought lucinda was in love with the other clergyman, didn't he (forget his name, sorry). hence him not making a move on her. though he didn't really strike me as one to "make a move" in any case...

erwfran Fri 12-Sep-08 20:48:21

i must have skimmed the bit with the widow, thanks for clearing that up.

i can understand why oscar didnt make a move but don't understand Lucinda, she wasnt exactly a shrinking violet. and what did Lucinda expect the other clergyman to say when Oscar did get to his town - the author completely cut off any more narrative about her.
And why did Wardley-Fish suddenly turn back after going after Oscar? is it because he gambled it all away. I had visions of him saving Oscar from Mr Jarvis (?) and declaring his love for him.

I've just realisd i must have really enjoyed it to actually have pondered on this so much.
I bought it because somebody told me it was theire favourite book ever, I just think there are too many unanswered questions.

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