After visiting Cheshire, Lancashire and Shropshire, Joanna travelled across the Welsh border to Penarth and Monmouth. There was a very warm welcome and Joanna hugely enjoyed meeting everyone.
Monday 27th February 2017: Griffin Books hosted a lunchtime event which was held at Glamorgan Golf Club in Penarth. Joanna talked 100 guests about her new book, City of Friends, as well as her writing career, which spans over 40 years. Guests listened to Joanna reading an extract from the new book, and then went to visit each table for a chat, personally signing each guest’s copy of City of Friends.
Tuesday 28th February 2017: Rossiter Books welcomed Joanna to the Shire Hall in Monmouth where she spent the evening talking to an audience and signing copies of her new book.
As part of her book tour Joanna joined Booka Bookshop for an evening event, to talk about her new book, City of Friends and her writing life.
What a woman! BIG thanks to Joanna Trollope for a hugely enjoyable event tonight #CityofFriends @panmacmillan
Linghams have posted lots of lovely photos on their Facebook Page of their event, this evening, with Joanna.
Joanna was talking to the audience and signing copies of her new book, City of Friends. Do have a look and see some of the fun they shared: Click Here.
In a fascinating interview in the Radio Times, discover how Joanna came to write about women in the workplace. “The 73-year-old writer is redressing the balance with her new novel, City of Friends,’ says Liz Hoggard.
“I just didn’t think there were any serious novels about women and work,” says Joanna. “There were a few novels about women in the City, on the trading floor, behaving like men, getting drunk and having sex with clients. They were tough-girl, ladette novels. But I couldn’t find one about the way women work – because I don’t think they work the same way as men.”
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As part of the launch of Joanna’s new book – City of Friends – Joanna will be taking part in BBC Breakfast on 23rd February. The Guardian said: What Trollope is really doing here is busting the myth embraced by younger educated women that we can have it all. So do switch on and see what Joanna has to say about this, her twentieth book, and her writing life.
Joanna has published a video in which she talks about City of Friends, her brand new novel. Do visit Joanna’s Video page on this website – Click Here – to watch and listen. It is not long now until 23rd February when City of Friends will be published.
Joanna joins Mariella Frostrup’s Open Book programme on BBC Radio 4. Listen to Joanna as she talks about her forthcoming novel, City of Friends. Joanna considers working life, as she writes about four highly successful career women, who have known each other since university and whose close ties are threatened when their personal lives and work mix.
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She may be known as the Queen of the Aga saga, but Joanna Trollope claims that the moniker is sexist and “damaging” to her literary career.
The author, whose tales of rural intrigue have made her into a household name, said that the Aga saga tag had been applied to her novels as a result of gender discrimination within the literary establishment.
She said: “The whole Aga saga thing has been so damaging. People think I write about cosy rural communities, but I take quite a subversive stance on modern topics that might just help women realise they’re not alone.
“My feeling about it [sexism] is ‘deal with it’. You either think of some put-down or deal with it in a sophisticated, dispassionate manner.”
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