Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Start Reading Now--Next Book in the FOL Discussion Series is Barchester Towers
Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope, is a classic Victorian novel and well worth reading and re-reading, but at nearly 500 pages, it takes some time. Whether you finish the tome or not, we hope you join us on Monday, December 6 at 4 pm in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library, when we discuss the book with Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly. In the meantime, check out the website devoted to all things Trollope. Here you will find fun facts about Trollope (did you know he was a senior civil servant in the post office?) and learn how he managed to write forty-seven novels, many of which are still in print. His secret? He paid a servant an additional five pounds a year to wake him up with a cup of coffee so that he could write between 5 and 8 am each day. The website also includes many quotes from Trollope on all aspects of relationships and politics. I will leave you with one from Barchester Towers:
"Consolation from the world's deceit is very common. Mothers obtain it from their children, and men from their dogs. Some men even do so from their walking-sticks, which is just as rational."