Anthony Trollope. A Beard To Be Reckoned With

imageThis week, comfort reading and a return to one of my favourite writers. Anthony Trollope.

A prolific Victorian author and Post Office official, credited with introducing the post box to Britain’s streets. Other interests? Beard cultivation.

Over the years, I’ve gradually whittled down my list of Trollopean ‘go to’ reads, which includes the Palliser novels and The Way We Live Now. ‘Barsetshire’ has always remained on the reserve bench. Until now.

Having randomly picked up Barchester Towers, I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve loved the wonderfully described characters and their political manoeuvring. The Proudie-Slope war is just delightful, as is the man-eating Signora Neroni.

What can I say, except “Go, Fungus-face!”

[Editor’s Note: Not quite the erudite post I’d planned, but somehow it seems appropriate for a Sunday morning!.]


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Horse rider who loves to blog and do lots of other things too. Lives with, but is not defined by, a rare neurological condition called Dystonia.
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2 Responses to Anthony Trollope. A Beard To Be Reckoned With

  1. Pod says:

    Good to see you back 😃

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