Fear not. I am not venturing into the murky world of US politics. Instead I am highlighting an opportunity to join in another Big Read organised by the Anthony Trollope Society on Facebook to celebrate Trollope’s Bicentenary.
The American Senator is a standalone novel by Trollope but it does include characters from the Political series – notably Glencora Palliser. Indeed, the Ufford and Rufford United hunt which features significantly in the novel, and in the mind of the said American Senator, the wonderfully named Elias Gotobed, reappears (as does the senator himself) for a mention in The Duke’s Children.
The group will be reading this novel, along with a short diversion over Christmas to dip into Christmas at Thompson Hall, starting from Saturday 12th December. The group is a truly worldwide gathering which shares its love of Trollope literally (and I use this term in its correct sense rather than metaphorically) 24/7. If Trollope were to have an empire it is indeed one on which the sun never sets.
If you would like to join the Big Read of The American Senator then go to the link below to find out more: