Nothing makes a man so cross as success ... Your successful man eats too much and his stomach troubles him; he drinks too much and his nose becomes blue ... Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
The bicentenary events calendar is packed with everything from a walk through central London to performances of a newly commissioned play.
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24th April - 22nd May 2015
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Trollope we're reading his best loved novel, Barchester Towers.
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