City of Friends

3.67 based on 89 ratings & 25 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 23.02.2017
ISBN: 9781509838134
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

She can be as subtle as Austen, as sharp as Brontë. Trollope's brilliant
Mail on Sunday
Explores the multiple frustrations, pressures and hidden agonies of the lives of modern women
Metro
It's fiendishly well plotted and, with its glittering London settings, full of urban glamour
Daily Mail

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Joanna Trollope @ Mountains to the Sea

Joanna Trollope @ Mountains to the Sea

  • Pavilion Theatre
    Pavilion Theatre
    Marine Rd Dún Laoghaire , Co. Dublin IRELAND
  • 25 March 2017 13:30
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An afternoon with Joanna Trollope in conversation with Paula Shields to celebrate the launch of her new novel City of Friends

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  • The Junction
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    Christ Church Chorleywood, WD3 5SG UNITED KINGDOM
  • 28 March 2017 19:00
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An evening with Joanna Trollope to celebrate the launch of her new novel City of Friends. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start

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Joanna Trollope @ Hungerford Bookshop

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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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