I’m more than halfway through Emma and I’m thinking that The Casual Vacancy is a tiny bit like some of Jane Austen’s novels. It is set in a small village and tells the follies and triumphs of the people in that village, only it deals with politics and social responsibility rather than property (and propriety) and social classes.
On a related note, Emma is one of J.K. Rowling’s favorite books and Jane Austen one of her favorite authors.
Companions, as associated with literary/fairytale characters
I wonder what this makes Rory.