Online Conversazione ~ Secrets and Lies

This group was originally scheduled as a meeting of the North-West Seminar Group which meets in Manchester. The meeting will now take place on Zoom – all are welcome.

Secrets and Lies in the Nineteenth Century Novel ~ Kept in the Dark and Basil

We will be discussing Trollope’s Kept in the Dark and Wilkie Collins’ Basil and exploring the theme of Secrets and Lies in the nineteenth century novel. The meeting will take the form of a group discussion on Zoom.

Both novels are available to download free of charge from Project Gutenberg.

  • Kept In The Dark, Anthony Trollope, London, Chatto and Windus, 1882. 2V. Originally published in Good Words, May-Dec. 1882.
  • Basil, Wilkie Collins, London, Bentley, Nov. 1852.

Joining a Zoom meeting is easy

Please join the Zoom meeting at 6.30 pm (UK time). If you have not used Zoom before, simply click on the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87144342288
Meeting ID: 871 4434 2288


Trollope Society Seminar Groups

Seminar groups are run by the Trollope Society. Seminar groups are a great way to read Trollope. With so many novels to choose from they provide an excellent reason to read the lesser well known works, as well as to reread the favourites! Each seminar is led by one of the members of the group, and everyone’s participation is welcomed. They are a friendly and relaxed way to enjoy Trollope, share your thoughts as well as find out more from other enthusiasts.


There is no charge for this event, but you may like to consider making a donation to the Trollope Society.

Address: Zoom Meeting - Kept in the Dark and Basil