City of Friends

3.79 based on 23 ratings & 8 reviews on Goodreads.com
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Publication date: 23.02.2017
ISBN: 9781509823444
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope.

She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone . . . She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job?

The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London?

As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between.

But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits . . .

In the media

Trollope is an extremely assured writer, with a brilliant eye for detail and a finely tuned emotional intelligence
Sunday Times
She can be as subtle as Austen, as sharp as Brontë. Trollope's brilliant
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Joanna Trollope @ Griffin Books

Joanna Trollope @ Griffin Books

  • Glamorganshire Golf Club
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    Lavernock Road Lavernock Road Penarth, CF64 5UP UNITED KINGDOM
  • 27 February 2017 12:00
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Literary lunch with Joanna Trollope to celebrate the launch of her new novel City of Friends. Doors at 12pm for 12.30 start.

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  • 02 March 2017 19:30
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  • 03 March 2017 18:45
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Joanna Trollope @ Hexham Festival

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  • 04 March 2017 19:30
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To celebrate the publication of our 2017 Programme Hexham Book Festival is delighted to welcome one of the UK’s favourite novelists, Joanna Trollope to the Queen’s Hall to talk about her latest boo...

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  • 10 March 2017 20:00
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  • 11 March 2017 16:45
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Aye Write! is very pleased to welcome back the highly acclaimed " "number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope with her twentieth " "novel City of Friends. " "The da...

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  • 22 March 2017 12:00
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  • 25 March 2017 13:30
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  • 12 April 2017 20:00
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Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction. She has been described as one of the most insightful chronicler...

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