Spent another enjoyable afternoon with Ianthe, the vicar and his wife, and their parishioners and acquaintances. Things are moving along at a rather surprising pace in Ianthe's life, and not in the right direction at all in Penelope's. A trip to Rome provides interesting insights (to the characters as well as to the reader). I continue to like Mark and Sophia a lot, ditto Ianthe. Rather seriously put off by Rupert lately, however.