Joanna Trollope OBE has written several highly-acclaimed contemporary novels including The Choir, A Village Affair, The Rector’s Wife and The Girl from the South. Other People’s Children has been shown on BBC television as a major drama serial. Under the name of Caroline Harvey she writes romantic historical novels and she has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia’s Daughters. Joanna was awarded the OBE in 1996 for services to literature. She is described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commentators writing fiction today.
City of Friends is her twentieth novel – a snapshot in the lives of four girls who met at university and remain friends as their careers in the City develop. Light years from the old Aga sagas, this novel may well throw some light on the kind of life these career girls (who may resemble your daughters?) lead.
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“Trollope is an extremely assured writer, with a brilliant eye for detail and a finely tuned emotional intelligence.” Sunday Times