- Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell (464 pages)
- Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (608 pages)
- Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn by William J. Mann (532 pages)
- Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (530 pages)
- Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope (708 pages)
Poor Katharine Hepburn is a bit of an anomaly there, isn't she? But I have a sneaking suspicion that'll be my favourite from this list, although I have decent hopes for Mary Barton. Can You Forgive Her? will be my first Trollope so we'll see how that one plays out. Hopefully it'll all be cool... And porkies are flying past the window.