The Duke’s Children – BIG READ

From 12th August to 4th November 2024 join Trollope enthusiasts from across the world every second Monday to discuss The Duke’s Children as we read it together on Zoom.

We will be reading the restored text of the first complete edition, which is available in several editions:

  • Folio Society, published 2014
  • Everyman’s Library, published 2017
  • Oxford World’s Classics, published 2021

Concluding talk

On 4th November we are delighted to welcome Professor Francis O’Gorman, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Orley Farm, The Way We Live Now and The Duke’s Children. Professor O’Gorman will deliver the final talk covering the entire book.

Francis O’Gorman is Saintsbury Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, of the Royal Historical Society, and of the English Association, a Companion of the Guild of St George, and Honorary Professor in the Ruskin Library and Research Centre at the University of Lancaster. He is a very active performing musician and writes and broadcasts widely on choral and organ music.

Register free for the complete 2024 BIG READ

You only need to register once, you can then attend any of the 2024 BIG READ Zoom meetings without needing to register again. You can cancel your registration at any time.

  • 4 November 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 69-80
  • 18 November 2024 – An Autobiography, Chapters 1-10
  • 2 December 2024 – An Autobiography, Chapters 11-20
  • 16 December 2024 – Christmas Stories, Story tbc

Click here to register to attend the The Duke’s Children BIG READ Zoom meetings

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

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Address: Chapters 69-80
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