I was very pleased to see that a recent survey of schoolchildren revealed that they thought reading was “cool”.
The survey found that more school age children were reading now than in previous surveys in spite of competing demands of television and video games.
Unsurprisingly, more girls than boys said that they liked reading.
Favourite books included the usual suspects such as Harry Potter. No Trollope featured, of course, but it seems there is a healthy base of enthusiastic young readers who may grow into Trollope as they mature.