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Joanna Trollope was born in Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England on December 9, 1943. She graduated from Oxford University. She worked on Chinese affairs in the Foreign Office in London for two years, and then became a teacher. In 1980, she became a full-time author. Her first books to be published were a number of historical novels written under the pen name Caroline Harvey. These were followed by Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire, a historical study of women in the British Empire. The Choir was her first contemporary novel. Her other works include A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, Girl from the South, The Soldier's Wife, and Balancing Act. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List. (Bowker Author Biography) Joanna Trollope is a descendant of Anthony Trollope & a #1 bestselling author in England. Her ten novels include "Marrying the Mistress", "Other People's Children", & "The Best of Friends", "A Spanish Lover", "The Choir", & "The Rector's Wife" which were both adapted for Masterpiece Theatre; & writing as Caroline Harvey, the historical novels "The Brass Dolphin" & "Legacy of Love". She lives in London & Gloucestershire, England. (Publisher Provided) — biography from Marrying the Mistress… (more)
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Marrying the Mistress 710 copies, 11 reviews
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Other People's Children 575 copies, 15 reviews
Second Honeymoon 557 copies, 24 reviews
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Sense & Sensibility 542 copies, 38 reviews
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Girl from the South 495 copies, 3 reviews
Friday Nights 492 copies, 21 reviews
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Next of Kin 396 copies, 4 reviews
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Doctor Thorne (Introduction, some editions) 2,028 copies, 62 reviews
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Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope. She is the eldest of three siblings. She is a fifth-generation niece of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and is a cousin of the writer and broadcaster James Trollope. She was educated at Reigate County School for Girls followed by St Hugh's College, Oxford. On 14 May 1966, she married the banker David Roger William Potter, they had two daughters, Antonia and Louise, and on 1983 they divorced. In 1985, she remarried to the television dramatist Ian Curteis, and became the stepmother of two stepsons; they divorced in 2001. Today, she is a grandmother and lives on her own in London.

From 1965 to 1967, she worked at the Foreign Office. From 1967 to 1979, she was employed in a number of teaching posts before she became a writer full-time in 1980. Her novel Parson Harding's Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
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