The English novelist and Post Office bureaucrat Anthony Trollope wrote over 50 books. He declared that he wrote only for money, and composed much of his writing on trains while traveling to examine rural post offices. He writes in An Autobiography (1883,)

On the 15th September 1841, I landed in Dublin, without an acquaintance in the country, and with only two or three letters of introduction from a brother clerk in the Post Office. I had learned to think that Ireland was a land of fun and whiskey, in which irregularity was the rule of life, and where broken heads were looked upon as honourable badges. I was to live in a place called Banagher, on the Shannon, which I had heard of because of its once having being conquered, though it had heretofore conquered everything, including the devil.

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