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The Book in My Bike Bag: Trollope's He Knew He Was Right

Every summer I carry a Big Book in my bike bag.

On bike journey breaks, I flip down my kickstand (I am the last person with a kickstand), sit on a bench, and read. 809 more words

London seminar decides We Can Forgive Her

Frances Huggart presented a paper in which she discussed the principal characters of Can You Forgive Her? and speculated on the possible location of Vavasor Hall, a key location in the novel. 515 more words

Furore over Penguin Modern Classics cover

One wonders what Trollope would have made of Roald Dahl’s writings. Certainly Dahl reached darker parts of the human psyche than Trollope’s audience was ready to explore.   165 more words

Fanny Was Right

I wrote this for a guest post at Mansfield Park: Thoughts on Jane Austen’s Novel for the bicentennial.

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“ displeasure against herself she trusted . 649 more words


David Tennant: The Period Dramas

The reason I’ve never read Jane Austen isn’t just because I managed to avoid it in school. I simply don’t love British period dramas. The characters are thoughtfully presented and the highly charged emotional nuance is exactly what I crave in a story, but in the end the plots drive me crazy. 1,469 more words

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Episode 92: J. Bradley!

Episode 92 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

On this week’s show, I talk to the multidisciplinary wonder that is J. 155 more words


He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope

‘We know that the sane man is responsible for what he does, and that the insane man is irresponsible; but we do not know,- we only guess wildly, at the state of mind of those, who now and again act like madmen…’ 1,044 more words

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