Book review: The Warden, by Anthony Trollope, 1855

‘The Warden’ tells the story of a chapter in the life of Mr Septimus Harding, warden of Hiram’s Hospital and precentor of Barchester cathedral. (Readers requiring an explanation of the term ‘precentor’ may already be getting the impression that they are not the target audience for this novel). An introduction of this kind would normallyContinue reading “Book review: The Warden, by Anthony Trollope, 1855”

Book review: The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, 1875

One of the reasons for keeping this blog is to tackle novels that I would otherwise not even consider attempting. Trollope definitely falls into that category – not only have I never read any of his work before, but I had no intention of doing so. Trollope treated writing as a job, studiously putting inContinue reading “Book review: The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, 1875”