Online Conversazione ~ On the Strength of Beef and Ale

American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne once famously commented that the novels of Anthony Trollope were written on “the strength of beef and through the inspiration of ale”. Whatever his inspiration, there’s no doubt that his novels contain much wonderful detail about food. Trollope uses food, dinner rituals and attitudes to food to depict his characters, their social status and pretensions, and their domestic relationships.

Susannah Fullerton, OAM FRSN, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and member of the Trollope Society, will give an illustrated talk examining food and drink in Trollope’s fiction.

Join us on Zoom

We will send you an email with instructions on how to join and the password. Using Zoom is easy, just click on the link in the email and follow the instructions. Click here to register.

Please note that you will not be able to join the meeting until 8.00pm (UK time) on the day.

Watch previous meetings

You can watch recordings of the introduction to previous meetings here.

Pick Up A Trollope WhatsApp Group

If you would like to stay in touch with other Trollope readers as you read, consider joining our WhatsApp Group. For more details and to apply to join click here.

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Address: Free Zoom Meeting - Registration required