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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

An Unsuitable Match

An Unsuitable Match

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope' Good Housekeeping An Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. `Why on earth, after all you've been through, all you've survived, all you've achieved, why do you want to get married?' Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Like Rose's daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents' painful divorce and doesn't want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who simply don't trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there's Tyler's children: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get to know his father's new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is still wrestling with the issues of her own childhood. Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

An Unsuitable Match

An Unsuitable Match

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope'Good Housekeeping An Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another . . . Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling 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? The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits . . .

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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The Best of Friends

The Best of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/09/2016

Marrying the Mistress

Marrying the Mistress

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Girl from the South

Girl from the South

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Girl from the South

Girl from the South

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

Marrying the Mistress

Marrying the Mistress

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

Das Porzellanhaus

Das Porzellanhaus

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Es ist rundum eine Erfolgsstory: Susie Moran hat ihre eigene Porzellanmanufaktur gegrundet, und sie zusammen mit ihren drei Tochtern zu einem hochst lukrativen Geschaft aufgebaut. Doch wo die zwei der jungen Frauen Innovation und Zunkunftschancen sehen, will Susie, unterstutzt von ihrer Jungsten, lieber bei ihrem bewahrten Modell bleiben: liebevolles Design gepaart mit erstklassiger handwerklicher Tradition. Die dickkopfige, charismatische Susie will um jeden Preis ihre Idee retten und vergisst dabei beinahe das Wesentliche. Denn dann gibt es ja auch noch die Manner der Familie ...

Eine ganz normale Affare

Eine ganz normale Affare

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Eine Trennung, eine groe Liebe und eine Familie vollerimpulsiver Personlichkeiten: Als Guy Stockdale, ehrwurdigerund erfahrener Richter, sich mit zweiundsechzig Jahren scheidenlassen will, um seine junge Geliebte zu heiraten, gibt eseinen Riesenskandal in der Familie. Wie soll seine Frau Lauraplotzlich allein zurechtkommen? Sein Sohn Simon ist auersich vor Wut. Nur Carrie, Simons Frau, beginnt auf einmal,sich fur die geheimnisvolle junge Anwaltin Marrion zu interessieren... Ein Familiendrama, so charmant und raffiniert,wie es nur Joanna Trollope gelingt.

Die Zwillingsschwestern

Die Zwillingsschwestern

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Lizzie und Frances sind Zwillingsschwestern. Auerlich gleichen sie sich aufs Haar, doch ihre Leben konnten kaum verschiedener sein. Lizzie hat alles: Eine gluckliche Ehe, vier Kinder, eine aufstrebende Karriere und ein groes Haus. Frances jedoch krebst in ihrem Single-Leben herum, sturzt sich von einem Manner-Ungluck ins nachste. Doch dann lernt Frances plotzlich den aufregenden Spanier Luis kennen und folgt ihm ins wunderschone Sevilla, statt mit Lizzies Familie Weihnachten zu feiern. Lizzie sieht ihre Seelenverwandtschaft auseinander brechen, und als auch noch finanzielle Probleme ihre Idylle bedrohen, stellt Lizzy sich plotzlich die Frage: Ist Frances vielleicht in Wirklichkeit diejenige, die alles hat?

Other People's Children

Other People's Children

Author: Joanna Trollope Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2015

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