suspects that AT
's lesbians are a comment on the work of her novelist son Colin
, but his portrayals of gritty, male, urban homosexuality were still in the future.
Fritzer, Penelope. Ethnicity and Gender in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. Greenwood Press, 1999.
Material Conditions of Writing
In a whole series of comic novels set in Barsetshire, AT
deliberately recreated an Anthony-Trollope
-like, present-day yet almost period world of the country gentry and the cathedral close. She called herself a sardonic...