By MICHAEL CAINES
After the death of Rupert Brooke, commemorated on April 23 – although possibly this is to state things the wrong way round, at least in chronological terms – comes the birth of Anthony Trollope, who was born on April 24, 1815.
Both are given due critical attention in this week’s TLS (see the cover, above); it seems to me that there’s a connecting intellectual thread between them, in the form of the notions of Englishness that they seem to represent, or have been made to represent. . . .