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.
joannatrollope - 6 hours ago
With CITY OF FRIENDS coming out in February, we thought we’d celebrate Joanna’s wonderful, believable line-up of characters as well as showcase quotes and situations from her books. After all, she’s spot-on with most of our lives at some point, isn’t she? So, we’ll be asking you to join us (please!) in sharing your photos, life experiences and thoughts on family and friendships. So, to start us off – what is it that you love most about Joanna’s books?
joannatrollope - one month ago
The Way We Live Now: Come and hear Joanna talk about how she found the characters in her updated version of Jane Austen's book: "Sense & Sensibility", translated seamlessly from 1809 to the present day.
Date: 12th November 2016. Time 19.00
joannatrollope - 4 months ago
Hello everyone! I'm delighted to tell you that my next novel - " City of Friends" - will be out next February with my new publishers, PanMacmillan. Just to whet your appetites, I'm thrilled to be able to share the book cover with you, in this video.
I don't suppose many creative people are lucky enough to get a huge and exciting reboot to their careers at my advanced age, but my goodness, have I drawn a long publishing straw with Pan Macmillan. This book jacket and the way it is being used and promoted is only the beginning of showcasing my own very contemporary take on the way we live - and work - right now. Do have a look - and let me know what you think in the comments box!
joannatrollope - 5 months ago
Thursday 28th July | 4.00pm
NEW WEBSITE COMING
There have been several very kind people emailing, or sending a message via Facebook, to say that signing up for the Newsletter on my website does not work. Huge apologies for this - and it is just part of the general state of the website at the moment. The people looking after my website are well aware of this, but rather than trying to mend a rather tired website, these very talented people are working away at a brand new website which will be launched towards the end of 2016. In the meantime, I'm pleased to say my email has been given a new life, and so do keep in touch with me that way! With my best wishes. Joanna.
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