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Best selling novelist Joanna Trollope at York Literature Festival

By: stagedoorscribbler - March 11, 2019

Joanna Trollope

Best selling novelist Joanna Trollope will be among top writers appearing at the York Literature Festival at the weekend. Trollope, has been writing for over thirty years and has produced an enormously successful body of contemporary fiction. 

She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commentators writing fiction today and is the author of over 20 highly acclaimed and bestselling novels. Her most popular works  including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends

Born in her grandfather’s rectory in the Cotswold village of Minchinhampton Joanna Trollope says: Being born somewhere with a strong local sense, like the Cotswolds, gave me not just a sense of rootedness, but a capacity to value landscape and weather and the accessible richness of community life.” 

After winning a scholarship to Oxford University, she joined the Foreign Office and then became a teacher of English. She began writing “to fill the long spaces after the children had gone to bed” and for many years combined her writing career with working as a teacher. . 

In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project. Her latest novel, An Unsuitable Match was published to great acclaim last year. 

An Audience with Joanna Trollope is at York Literature Festival on Sunday 17th March. More info at