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The Way We Live Now

Douglas Hurd
Douglas Hurd was Foreign Secretary from 1989 to 1995

The Conservative Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan used to joke that he liked to go to bed with a Trollope - meaning Anthony Trollope, the Victorian novelist.

Another Tory Prime Minister whose a declared devotee of Trollope's is Sir John Major.

He's one of the people we'll hear from in a new Sunday Supplement series in which the former foreign secretary Douglas Hurd explores the political insights of the Victorian novelist and explains why so much of his work sounds so relevant to today.



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The Way We Live Now
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