We are delighted to welcome bestselling and award-winning novelist, Joanna Trollope, to talk about Sense and Sensibility, her 21st-century setting of Austen’s classic, her admiration for Jane Austen (and Charlotte Brontë) and career to date. Trollope (and yes, she is a distant relative of Victorian novelist, Anthony Trollope) has won many fans with her consistently strong novels on life in England, family dynamics, their problems and their victories.
Once dismissed by some critics as the queen of ‘Aga sagas’, her more recent work has evolved to cover subjects such as lesbianism, broken families and adoption, with the mood growing darker with each novel.
“Anyone who thinks my novels are just read by nice ladies in Guildford would be amazed if they came along to one of my readings.” – Joanna Trollope
In conversation with Yvette Huddleston, she will discuss the secrets of her success along with her latest novel City of Friends.