Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 25 March 2010.
A well constructed story and a fascinating host of characters make for another absorbing novel from one of the masters of family drama. When Richie Rossiter unexpectedly dies he leaves the two families he has left behind distraught and with much bigger problems than they ever had before.
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March 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
Joanna Trollope’s new book, The Other Family, tells of the emotional fall-out after the death of a celebrated musician.
Chrissie always believed that Richie loved her, had loved her for all the twenty-three years they'd been together, 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? The ring she wore was not a wedding ring, and it did not bring her the security of marriage. That belonged, still, to Margaret, back in Newcastle where Richie had started off as a musician, before he became famous. Margaret and her son Scott never saw Richie, and had never met the three girls. They were his other family, not mentioned but always in Chrissie's mind, an obstacle to her complete happiness. And then, suddenly and shockingly, Richie is no longer there, and Chrissie and the girls have to learn to manage without him. The presence of the other family becomes, all at once, impossible to ignore - not least because they are involved in Richie's will. Old resentments, and feelings of abandonment and loss, have to jostle with the practicalities of money and property.
Publication date: 18/02/2010
Publisher: Doubleday & Co Inc. an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||18th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Doubleday & Co Inc. an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
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 ...More About Joanna Trollope