The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It

The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It

by Philip Ball

Philip Ball provides the first comprehensive, accessible guide to how music works ...

Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything

Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything

by Philip Ball

A tour through the history of human curiosity, from its original condemnation as ...

Anthony Trollope

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Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope was born on 24 April 1815 and attended both Harrow and Winchester schools. His family were poor and eventually were forced to move to Belgium, where his father died. His mother, Frances Trollope, supported the family through writing. Trollope began a life-long career in the civil service with a position as clerk in the General Post Office in London - he is also credited with later introducing the pillar box. He published his first novel, The Macdermots of Ballycloran in 1847, but his fourth novel, The Warden (1855) began the series of 'Barsetshire' novels for which he was to become best known. This series of five novels featuring interconnecting characters spanned twenty years of Trollope's career as a novelist, as did the 'Palliser' series. He wrong over 47 novels in total, as well as short stories, biographies, travel books and his own autobiography, which was published posthumously in 1883. Trollope resigned from the Post Office in 1867 and stood for Parliament as a Liberal, though he was not elected. He died on 6 December 1882.


Books by Anthony Trollope

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The Warden

The Warden

by Anthony Trollope

Trollope's moving, insightful exploration of moral dilemmas fought in public and ...

Can You Forgive Her?

Can You Forgive Her?

by Anthony Trollope

With sympathy and care, Trollope observes the romances of two controversial heroines ...

The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

by Anthony Trollope

Trollope's magnificent and prescient satire about a dishonest financier who buys ...

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