Search Results: "Anthony Trollope"


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THE DUKE'S CHILDREN by Anthony  Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2017

"A thoroughly satisfying classic for those who love long, slow Victorian family dramas."
The Duke of Omnium's eponymous children test his mettle by falling in with crooked gamblers, losing their hearts to commoners, and backing the wrong party in this newly unabridged version of a classic by one of the great novelists of Victorian England. Read full book review >

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THE MEN AND THE GIRLS by Joanna Trollope
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"One of those rare novels that can claim the high middle-ground where wisdom, wit, and literate characters meet to tell an entertaining—and all-around fulfilling—story."
Happy endings of the most defensible kind, helped along by an unlikely good fairy—Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a ``real original and very brave''—abound in Trollope's latest take on love and life in contemporary Britain (A Village Affair, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Family ties affirmed with warmth and wisdom. (Literary Guild Selection)"
From acclaimed Britisher Trollope (The Best of Friends, 1998, etc.), a bittersweet tale of the painfully divided affections created whenever a stepfamily is formed. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHTS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Insightful and reassuring if a little contrived."
Trollope (Second Honeymoon, 2006, etc.) freshens up a tired chick-lit device, the woman's group, in this story about a group that falls apart when one of the members falls in love. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER FAMILY by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Trollope (Friday Nights, 2008, etc.) treats her characters with tough love, refusing to either downplay or offer pat solutions to their predicaments."
Second family of a British entertainer is unpleasantly surprised by his legacy, in Trollope's latest sensitive depiction of domestic upheaval. Read full book review >

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GIRL FROM THE SOUTH by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Vintage Trollope, fluidly and accessibly written as always, now with an American twist."
The prolific Trollope (Next of Kin, 2001, etc.) spins another engaging tale about life‘s twists and turns, occasioned as much by character as circumstance, and the ways family ties both help and hinder. Read full book review >

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A SPANISH LOVER by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A wonderfully wise and bracingly honest novel that celebrates happiness and the good, quiet things that sustain the human spirit. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Love comes late but abundantly to Frances, long pitied by her twin sister and her family for always being an also-ran. Read full book review >

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A SECOND LEGACY by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"With some darker shading—graphic details of the refugee camps—an unabashedly romantic tale of love and adventure for a contemporary heroine who understands there's more to life than a man."
In a sequel to Legacy of Love, Trollope—"writing as Caroline Harvey"— takes up the story of the resourceful female descendants of Charlotte Bewick, who found love and adventure in Afghanistan in 1849. Here, she details how Alexia and daughter Carly keep up the family traditions in the 1960s and '80s. Read full book review >

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A questionable remake of a classic, honorably undertaken but coarser and less comic than the original—unsurprisingly."
Six best-selling modern writers were commissioned by the Austen Project to update the classic novels. Matchless chronicler of Middle England Trollope (Daughters in Law, 2011, etc.) was paired with Sense & Sensibility, which now morphs into upmarket chick-lit. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF FRIENDS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A moving, convincing, satisfying novel. (Author tour)"
From the British writer who specializes in domestic tales with an edge (A Spanish Lover, 1997, etc.), a wonderfully calibrated story of an old high-school friendship that in middle age turns suddenly treacherous and destructive. Read full book review >

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BROTHER AND SISTER by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2004

"Yet another winner from the author of, among many others, Marrying the Mistress (2000)."
The prolific British author sensitively describes the confused responses as an adopted brother and sister search for their birth parents. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER'S WIFE by Joanna Trollope
Released: June 5, 2012

"Eminently skimmable."
An English military wife has difficulty adjusting to her husband's return from Afghanistan. Read full book review >