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January 2012 Book of the Month.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award 2011.
Rachel has always been at the centre of her family of three sons but now the youngest is getting married. She must learn to adjust to the changing dynamics within the various new relationships. This is the author at her absolute best, a first rate read.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 March 2011.
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Joanna Trollope cleverly weaves together an involving family drama in which the matriarchal mother finds herself suddenly bereft of her 3 sons as they marry and their wives try to create some distance between them and the mother-in-law. A power struggle develops and as it does people are going to get hurt. As with all of Joanna Trollope's novels they are packed with emotion and the characters incredibly well drawn.
Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. She has fiercely devoted herself to her three sons all their lives,and continues to do so even now they are all grown up. They are, of course, devoted to her - she and Anthony, their father, hold the family together at their big, beautiful, ramshackle house near the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk. But then there are daughters-in-law to contend with...
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||5th January 2012|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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