I started my day in one of the nicest ways I know how: listening to a BBC radio dramatization of Anthony Trollope’s The American Senator. Trollope adapts so well for film and radio, provided he is left in the right hands (the recent adaptation of Doctor Thorne has not yet aired in North America but I gather I should be very alarmed indeed). The American Senator was the very first Trollope novel I read and made me into a life-long Trollope fan, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
And then, after happily listening to the first episode, I saw that today is the anniversary of Trollope’s birth. A very nice coincidence and proof positive that his legacy endures. More than two hundred years after his birth, Anthony Trollope is in no danger of being forgotten and his stories delight readers as much as ever.