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, gives an illustrated talk examining food and drink in Trollope’s fiction.

‘Anthony Trollope and Barchester Towers’ video talk

Susannah is giving complimentary access to her video talk on ‘Anthony Trollope and Barchester Towers’ to members of the Trollope Society until 31 June 2021.

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Please note that complimentary access to the video talk is for personal use, the details and password must not be shared. This password expires on 31 June 2021.

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