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Joanna Trollope - Author

About the Author

Joanna Trollope was our Guest Editor in February 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Joanna Trollope OBE has written numerous highly-acclaimed contemporary novels including: The Choir, A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector’s Wife, The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People’s Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South, Brother and Sister, Second Honeymoon, Friday Night, The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law and The Soldier's Wife. Under the name of Caroline Harvey she writes romantic historical novels. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia’s Daughters.
 
Joanna Trollope was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature and was the Chair of Judges for the Orange Prize form Fiction 2012.

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Featured books by Joanna Trollope

City of Friends

City of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

City of Friends is the number one bestselling twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed author, Joanna Trollope. She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone . . . She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job?

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City of Friends

City of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone ...She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job?

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Four strong women. All working in a family business. But what happens when they begin to want different things? And what about the men - and the children - in their lives? Susie Moran has always been the breadwinner in her family. Her husband was the one who was there for their three girls. But now he wants something of his past back - the life he had before Susie's career took off, before they had children. And those children don't see their mother's business the way she has always seen it, thereby threatening the balance she has worked so hard to achieve. And then, amidst the simmering tensions, someone significant from the past, someone almost forgotten, turns up. The problems of the past, the present, and the future all become challenges to the stability of both family and work. Which relationships - if any - will survive?

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

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Other books by Joanna Trollope

Rector's Wife

Rector's Wife

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2012

For twenty years, Anna Bouverie has been the dutiful wife of a village rector, scraping by on his pitiful salary, making cakes for the church bake sales, ironing her husband's surplices, and clothing herself and her children in hand-me-downs. But when an expected promotion to archdeacon falls through, her husband retreats into bitterness. Faced with isolation, the lost hope of a better life, and the bullying of her daughter at school, Anna finally rebels. She takes a job in a supermarket, earning money and a sense of her own worth, along the disapproval of the parish and the icy fury of her husband. At the same time, she is observed with passionate interest by three men, each of whom plays a role in the part-tragic, part-triumphant blossoming of her life.

Joanna Trollope: The Other Family & A Village Affair

Joanna Trollope: The Other Family & A Village Affair

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2012

This special 2-for-1 collection features two classic Joanna Trollope novels: The Other Family and A Village Affair.The Other Family:Chrissie, in the twenty-three years she'd been together with Richie, had always believed that he loved her. He loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, lively existence. But if she really was the love of his life, why had he never given her the one thing that would have made her life perfect? Then suddenly Richie is no longer there, and without him Chrissie's carefully constructed life is in jeopardy.The one big fact she had always tried to keep from her daughters threatens to overwhelm them all. For Richie had still been married to his first wife, the one with a son that he had abandoned in Newcastle.And now, with Richie gone and the practicalities of wills and money to be sorted out, it is finally time for the two families to face each other ...A Village Affair:The Grey House is the answer to everything in Alice Jordan's perfect life. It seems to be the ultimate achievement of her outwardly happy marriage a loyal, if dull husband, three children, two cars and now the house. So why does she feel as if something crucial is missing? As Alice and her family settle themselves into village life the something missing becomes something huge and then breaks, scandalizing the village, opening up old wounds. But because of it, Alice begins to feel that there is hope and humour, understanding and compassion in the new life she must build for herself.

The Soldier's Wife

The Soldier's Wife

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2012

Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months of hell. But are they? Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can't? How much, indeed, can Alexa, Dan's wife, sacrifice her own needs and fulfilment to serve his commitment to a way of life that demands everything not just of him, but of her and the children as well? This novel takes a keen look at the home lives of the modern Army. What happens, these days, when love and a vocation collide, head on?

Schwiegertochter

Schwiegertochter

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2011

Rachel liebt ihre drei Sohne uber alles. Aber drei Sohne bedeuten auch drei Schwiegertochter, und die haben nicht immer dieselben Vorstellungen von Familiengluck wie sie: Sigrid, die Frau von Edward reist mit ihrer Tochter ohne Vorankundigung eine zeitlang in ihre schwedische Heimat. Petra weigert sich, das Haus an der Nordseekuste aufzugeben, weil sie sich ein Familienleben in London, wo Ralph einen neuen Job hat, nicht vorstellen kann. Und Charlotte ist emport, weil sie sich von ihrer Schwiegermutter bevormundet fuhlt. Droht die Grofamilie auseinander zu brechen oder halten die drei Sohne den polarisierenden Kraften stand?

Bruder und Schwester

Bruder und Schwester

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2010

David und Nathalie sind Adoptivkinder, sie haben verschiedene Mutter, wuchsen aber wie Geschwister auf. Als sie bereits erwachsen sind und eigene Kinder haben, entscheiden sie sich, ihre wahren Mutter ausfindig zu machen, und es beginnt ein schmerzhafter Prozess: fur die Partner, die Adoptiveltern und besonders fur die leiblichen Mutter, die in all den Jahren ein vollig anderes Leben gefuhrt haben. Joanna Trollope vermag es, die schwierige Suche nach der verloren geglaubten Identitat behutsam und pointiert auszuleuchten.

Die andere Familie

Die andere Familie

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2010

Ausgerechnet der Flugel! Das groe alte Instrument hatte zu ihrem Dad gehort wie nichts anderes, und jetzt mussen Tamsin, Dilly und Amy mit ansehen, wie er ihnen einfach weggenommen wird. Die andere Familie ihres Vaters soll ihn erben, eine Familie, von der die drei bis zu seinem plotzlichen Tod nichts geahnt hatten. Was fur ein Schock! Nur Amy, die Jungste, wird neugierig: Wer ist ihr ratselhafter Halbbruder ...?

Zweiter Fruhling

Zweiter Fruhling

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2010

Der 22-jahrige Ben verlasst als Letzter das elterliche Nest. Nach ihrem Fulltimejob als Mutter kann Edie endlich wieder Ehefrau sein und sich voll und ganz um ihren Mann Russell kummern. Jedenfalls hat der sich das so vorgestellt. Ein lebendiger und authentischer Familien- und Beziehungsroman uber Manner und Frauen und die Wendepunkte im Leben.

Immer freitagabends

Immer freitagabends

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 06/08/2010

Eleanor furchtet sich vor der groen Leere nach ihrer Pensionierung. Doch eines Tages macht sie die Bekanntschaft mit sechs jungeren Frauen. Immer freitagabends treffen sie sich: Ihre Kinder im Schlepptau, eine Flasche Rotwein in der Hand, kommen sie zu Eleanor, und es entstehen auergewohnliche, intensive Freundschaften. Bis eines Abends ein Mann dazustot ... Mit viel Empathie erkundet Joanna Trollope das Phanomen der Freundschaft unter Frauen in einer Welt zwischen Arbeit, Kindern - und Liebesabenteuern.

Friday Nights

Friday Nights

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Friday nights, the best night of the week, the night they all looked forward to more than they cared to admit - talking, drinking, laughing and crying together. They were six female friends, different in age and circumstances, but with one common need: the warmth and support of their Friday nights. It was a time to share secrets and fears, triumphs and tragedies and, above all, to feel safe in the company of women friends. But things never stay the same forever, especially when a man is introduced into the mix...

Friday Nights

Friday Nights

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2009

Friday nights, the best night of the week, the night they all looked forward to more than they cared to admit - talking, drinking, laughing and crying together. They were six female friends, different in age and circumstances, but with one common need: the warmth and support of their Friday nights. It was a time to share secrets and fears, triumphs and tragedies and, above all, to feel safe in the company of women friends. But things never stay the same forever, especially when a man is introduced into the mix...

Britannia's Daughters Women of the British Empire

Britannia's Daughters Women of the British Empire

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2006

In Britannia's Daughters, bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope examines the contribution of women in building and sustaining the British Empire. She draws on a vast range of sources, including diaries and letters home. She provides a panoramic picture of the countless women who departed Britain for India, Australia, the Far East, Canada and Africa - often in search of opportunities unavailable at home. Here are penniless pioneers and governors' wives, missionaries and prostitutes, explorers and army nurses. They people this book as they peopled the Empire - their astonishing courage and endurance, their remarkable personal stories vividly and enthrallingly recaptured.

Girl From The South

Girl From The South

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2003

Gillon - red-haired, intelligent, vulnerable - comes to London to escape from the demands of her wealthy, conventional, socially superior family in Charleston, South Carolina. An art historian, she has a chance meeting with Tilly, whose long-term boyfriend Henry is a wildlife photographer who is finding it hard to commit. Before long Gillon has moved into their flat, replacing Henry's old mate William, William's on-off-girlfriend Susie, and a lots of mess and disorganisation. Things are changing, and Tilly finds it difficult to accept that her dreams of settling down with Henry are receding further into the distance, especially when Henry announces that he is going to South Carolina to photograph the abundant wildlife of the area. There, Henry is wholly seduced by the charms of Charleston, by Gillon's family, and by the old patrician way of life which presents itself. The rules seem to be changing, the time passing by, and the future is becoming less and less certain...

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