The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
First published in the year 1864, the present historical romance ‘The Small House at Allington’ by Anthony Trollope was his fifth novel in the series named “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. The plot concerns the Dale family, who live in the “Small House”, a dower house intended for the widowed mother of the owner of the estate. The landowner, in this instance, is the bachelor Squire of Allington, Christopher Dale. Dale’s mother having died, he has allocated the Small House, rent free, to his widowed sister-in-law and her daughters Isabella and Lilian.