The Last Trump
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s and remains popular to this day. 'The Last Trump' is an engaging and tense story about a man who believes he has calculated the exact date and time of the end of the world. It will occur at 11:45 pm on January 20, 1929. He shares this secret with his wife, Mary, and later with a select circle of their friends. The knowledge of the impending last judgment begins to overshadow their lives and actions. As the date approaches, the different members of the group make their various ecclectic preparations, and on the night itself they gather around the clock to await the Last Trump....