Joanna Trollope: ‘City of Friends’ Book Talk

Wednesday April 12th, 8pm at The Croft Hall:

Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction.  She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commenters writing fiction today.

The Hungerford Bookshop is delighted to welcome back the author who will be talking about her newly published novel ‘City of Friends’ before taking questions from the audience and signing copies.

About the book:

She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, ‘Call me.’ She couldn’t.

She couldn’t call anyone …She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? 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 …

Tickets £6 (includes a glass of wine and money off the book on the night). Buy from the bookshop (01488 683480) or here.

 

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