Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Joanna Trollope

in conversation with
Paula Shields

Date: Saturday March 25th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 1.30pm
Cost: €12 / €10 Concession
Age: Adults

City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope.

The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London?  As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between.

But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits.

Joanna Trollope is among the UK’s most popular novelists with a string of highly acclaimed and bestselling novels to her credit.  She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes.  In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as part of the Austen Project.

Joanna Trollope