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Joanna Trollope Books In Order

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Publication Order of Legacy Saga Books

as Caroline Harvey
Legacy of Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Second Legacy (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Austen Project Books

Sense & Sensibility (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northanger Abbey (By: Val McDermid) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emma (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eligible (By: Curtis Sittenfeld) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Eliza Stanhope (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistaken Virtues (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parson Harding's Daughter (As:Caroline Harvey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaves from the Valley (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City Of Gems (As:Caroline Harvey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steps of the Sun (As:Caroline Harvey) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taverners' Place (As:Caroline Harvey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Choir (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Village Affair (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Passionate Man (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rector's Wife (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Men and the Girls (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spanish Lover (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Castle In Italy (As:Caroline Harvey) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next of Kin (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Friends (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faith (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brass Dolphin (As:Caroline Harvey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other People's Children (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying the Mistress (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl from the South (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother and Sister (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Honeymoon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Boy (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friday Nights (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Family (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughters-in-Law (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldier's Wife (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Balancing Act (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Friends (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Suitable Match (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unsuitable Match (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mum & Dad (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Britannia's Daughters (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Country Habit (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poems for Love (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Tangled Web(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Modern Stories(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Nights(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loves Me, Loves Me Not(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagined Lives(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Joanna Trollope
Joanna Trollope was born in her grandfather’s rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England on December 9, 1943, the daughter of Arthur Trollope and Rosemary Hodson. She is the oldest of three siblings and is a fifth-generation niece of Anthony Trollope, the Victorian novelist and is cousin of James Trollope, broadcaster and writer.

She was educated at Reigate County School for Girls which was followed by St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.

On May 14, 1966 she married David Roger William Potter, and they had two daughters, Antonia and Louise, before divorcing in the year 1983. In the year 1985, she remarried to Ian Curteis, the television dramatist, and became stepmom of two boys. They wound up divorcing in the year 2001. She is a grandmother and lives by herself in London.

Joanna worked at the Foreign Office from 1965 until 1967. Then from 1967 until 1979, she was employed in many teaching jobs before becoming a full time writer in the year 1980.

She wrote her first novel when she was about fourteen, and it was all about herself. She keeps it under lock and key in case any of her kids find it.

She started writing to fill the long spaces after the kids went to bed and for many years combined her career as an author with her work as a teacher.

Joanna’s always written longhand and is happy to write anywhere she can, be it a country kitchen table, an airport departure lounge, or the west-facing, quiet study in her London house. She will write at some ordinary table, often in her own kitchen and never succumbed to the computer, meaning everything’s handwritten.

She starts with an emotional situation which grows into a story. Then she picks a set of characters, then she decides where they will live. She plots out the first five or six chapters of a book rather minutely, then she’ll plot the ending so she knows where she’s heading, but doesn’t quite know how she’s going to get there exactly which allows the novel to develop organically, just like life does.

Joanna does a ton of research for each of her novels, which involves huge amounts of travel and interviewing, often by public transport or on foot, which she is an enthusiastic fan of. Research will vary, book to book, however it always includes talking to people that have known, or are involved in, the situations Joanna’s concerned about.

“Parson Harding’s Daughter” won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Joanna’s debut novel, called “Eliza Stanhope”, was released in the year 1978. Her work is from the romance, literary fiction, and general fiction genres. She’s also published under the name of Caroline Harvey, under which she published a number of historical novels.

“The Other Family” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2010. Two families that must confront loss and love while an inheritance is hanging in the balance. The trouble with dying is that you are not around any longer to explain what you meant to the people that love you.

Richie Rossiter, a piano man and crooner that is still popular with his loyal fan base, is anybody’s idea of a lucky man. In his forties, he abandoned his son and first wife in Newcastle for a young woman that believed she could bring him stardom in the south. Chrissie not only rejuvenates his career, but also gives him twenty-three years of happy domestic life and three wonderful daughters.

Then he dies suddenly. And at his funeral Chrissie and her daughters come across Richie’s other family for the first time. The uneasy truce that has held over the prior years between his past and present loves breaks down into some open animosities, that is fueled by certain bequests he makes and specific secret loyalties he’s kept. Jealousy, grief, lost, and love rewrite the relationships of both of these families in ways that Richie could never have imagined.

“Balancing Act” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2014. Four strong women that each work in a family business. However what happens when they start wanting different things? What about the men, and the kids, in their lives?

Susie Moran has always been the breadwinner in her family. Her husband was the one that was there for their three daughters. However now he wants something of his past back, the life that he had before Susie’s career took and before they had kids. And those kids do not see their mom’s business as she has always seen it, thereby threatening the balance that she’s always worked so hard for.

Then, admist all of these simmering tensions, somebody significant from the past, somebody close to forgotten, shows up. The problems from the present, past, and future all are challenges to the stability of both work and family. Which relationships, if any, are going to survive?

“Mum & Dad” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2020. It has been twenty-five years since Monica and Gus left England to start their new life in Spain, building a vineyard and wine business from the ground up. But when Gus suffers a stroke and their peaceful life in the Mediterranean is tossed into upheaval, it is left to their three adult children back in London to step in.

Katie, who is a successful lawyer in the City, is distracted by the problems she has with her longterm partner, and the secretive lives of their three daughters. Sebastian is busy running his company with Anna, his wife, who has never seen eye-to-eye with her mother-in-law. Then there’s Jake, the easy-going optimist. He is determined to convince Bella, his new wife, that moving to Spain with their eighteen-month-old would actually be a good idea.

While the kids descend on the vineyard, it starts becoming clear that each has got their own ideas of how to best handle their parents, and the family business. However, while long-simmering resentments rise up to the surface and tensions hit their breaking point, could the family ties prove strong enough to keep each of them together?

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