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The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
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Oct 16, 2011

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Nice novel by Trollope. After reading a book about war, suicide & carnage I like to turn to Trollope. It's like sitting beside a river - nice & pleasant, but nothing much happens.

At one point a character makes a bit of a fuss about how life has changed with the increase of letter writing since the invention of 'the penny post' - this could be one of the first instances of product placement in literature. Trollope was a high official in the Post Office (he actually invented the pillar box) and was a strong supporter of Rowland Hill's introduction of the Penny Post.

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