Exactly 200 years and one day after his first visit, Trollope popped up again at St George’s, Bloomsbury. His first visit was to be baptised; this time around it was for an evening of readings by members of the Trollope Society of favourite passages from his works.
Michael Williamson, chair of the society, gave a brief introductory talk before the readings which were:
- Miss Mackenzie in which Miss Mackenzie is described and kisses her reflaction in the mirror – read by Lucia Costanzo
- The Way We Live Now in which the Great Railway to Vera Cruz Ponzi Scheme is described – read by Mark Green
- Can You Forgive Her in which Alice Vavasor vacillates again between her cousin George and the sensible John Grey while holidaying in Interlaken – read by Claire Munn
- Barchester Towers in which Mrs Proudie is humiliated at her own party by the Signora Neroni and her brother Bertie Stanhope – read by Dominic Edwards
- The Last Chronicle of Barset concluding paragraph from the author letting go of his beloved characters in the end – read by Michael Williamson