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A Spanish Lover by Joanna Trollope


A Spanish Lover by Joanna Trollope

Lizzie and Frances are twins, together forming part of a unit.At least that's the way Lizzie sees things. Lizzie is the twin who has everything, husband, children, a flourishing career and a beautiful house and worries about Frances who seems to lead a solitary life in London ricocheting from one disastrous man to the next. Lizzie just wants Frances to share in her own complete and satisfying life. Then one day Frances announces she isn't coming to Lizzie's for Christmas, she's going to Spain instead. And, equally unexpectedly, Lizzie's world begins to tilt, Frances's Christmas defection seems overwhelmingly threatening to their unity. As Frances's future begins to change into something exciting and Lizzie's deteriorates as financial pressures eat into her ideal lifestyle, could it be that Frances is the twin with everything?.

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Some people are beginning to measure out their lives in terms of the next Joanna Trollope... her novels, like family life itself, are built on the tensions between the illusions of permanence and the reality of charm * Observer * A hugely enjoyable book * The Sunday Times * I love her wit, her benevolence, her resolve that in even the darkest hour a little light will shine * Irish Press * Wise and warm, profoundly satisfying as well as acutely querying...A perceptive chronicler of our times * Sunday Express *

About the Author

Joanna Trollope

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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Publication date

1st July 1994


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Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


384 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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