The book group discussion on Barchester Towers was wide ranging. We considered the religious and political preoccupations of the time as well as the social conventions that drove the story.
On a more literary side we liked the structure of the novel and Trollope’s little asides added to the enjoyment, even though such a device could not be used now.
We had quite a lot to say about the behaviour of the press then and now. Thank you, News of the World, for giving us an added dimension to our discussions.