Anthony Trollope

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Jane Smiley: 'I couldn't finish Philip Roth's American Pastoral. I tossed it'
The Pulitzer winner on her love of Trollope, her passion for cooking and the Ian McEwan novel she feels is overrated

Jane Smiley

05, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Sam Jordison

22, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 books about horses – Jane Smiley picks her favourites
Childhood classics, colourful racers and memoirs of horse whisperers … the novelist and horse lover gallops through the best riding reads

Jane Smiley

04, Apr, 2018 @12:53 PM

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Martin Luther's children: the top 10 Protestants in fiction
On 31 October 1517, Luther kickstarted a revolution in Christianity that can still be felt in novels by authors from Daniel Defoe to John Updike

Peter Stanford

31, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Revenge of Gatsby, Mrs De Winter... the never-ending love for literary sequels
Little Women, Les Misérables and now Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde have all spawned followups by different authors. But are they ever any good?

Mark Lawson

07, Sep, 2017 @1:18 PM

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Top 10 books about women in the British empire
From desert treks and imprisonment to unexpected love and bitter conflict, a historian chooses books that record remarkable, but often forgotten, lives

Stephen Taylor

23, Nov, 2016 @2:02 PM

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Literary guides to Brexit: secessions in fiction
Few authors have imagined states breaking from their geopolitical allegiances – but Chesterton, Churchill and George RR Martin are among those who have

Stuart Kelly

05, Jul, 2016 @1:50 PM

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BBC's Night Manager beats ITV's Doctor Thorne in ratings battle
John le Carré bumps off Anthony Trollope in Sunday night contest of book adaptations, both starring Tom Hollander

Mark Sweney

07, Mar, 2016 @10:36 AM

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Country doctor vies with spies in Sunday night TV ratings battle
BBC and ITV’s fight for viewers is heating up again with John le Carré spy thriller up against Downton creator’s Doctor Thorne

Maev Kennedy

05, Mar, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Forget War and Peace – 1970s costume drama The Pallisers is the thing to watch
Its fake backdrops may be creaky and its pacing slow by today’s standards, but The Pallisers, the 1974 BBC Trollope adaptation now on daytime TV, wins you over with its nuance and emotional intelligence

Neil Clark

27, Jan, 2016 @10:00 AM

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When Alan Rickman was a star at the bar | Letters
Letters: ‘A glass of red wine please,’ he said, in a tone that sounded like he was delivering a speech from a play by Shakespeare


15, Jan, 2016 @6:56 PM

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Readers suggest the 10 best vicars
Recently we brought you our 10 best vicars. Here are your suggestions as to who should have made the list

Marita Moloney

29, Dec, 2015 @4:52 PM

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