Joanna Trollope is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends. She was appointed OBE in 1996, and a trustee of the National Literacy Trust in in 2012. She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes; she has been part of two DCMS panels on public libraries and is patron of numerous charities, including Meningitis Now, and Chawton House Library. In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project.
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How does Joanna ensure that her characters remain authentic and relatable? As Joanna explains, ‘By making them a kind of patchwork of real human characteristics or mannerisms or traits that I have observed in actual people. I never mind if readers can’t stand a character – I only want the characters to be credible.’ Here, Joanna introduces us to Melissa in CITY OF FRIENDS – who has always managed to balance running her own business with being a single mother.
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