I'm intrigued by the book - I haven't read this one before - and some of the writing is very amusing, but this will be a book that I can only bear in smallish increments. It's ridiculously twee ... and Sir Walter went over the top with the descriptions. (I know he did this because he needed the cash from being "paid by the word" (well, close enough...) and he did revolutionise publishing in the process...but still, it does not make for thrilling reading.
Also, I guess this qualifies as a book for the St. Andrew's Day tasks... I mean, it is Sir Walter after all ... and it is set in Scotland.
I still want to read The Weatherhouse, tho.