Today Rebecca's theme is Ten Literary Characters I'd Have Over For Dinner. This was fun, but I realized as I was compiling my list that many of my favorite literary characters would not behave well in polite company. I narrowed the list down to the ten who would most likely be able to get through a meal without killing each other...which meant that, tragically, Madame Defarge had to stay home. Jeeves, of course, will be there anyway to cook, serve the meal, and solve everyone's problems.
Mr. Arabin from Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers (don't read the wiki if you want to be surprised by the ending!!)
Admiral Croft and Sophia Croft from Jane Austen's Persuasion
Shasta and Aravis from The Horse and His Boy
Hercule Poirot...and if you have M. Poirot you also have to have....