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Joanna Trollope Talks About and Signs her new bestselling novel, The Soldiers Wife

Does marrying a soldier mean marrying the army? Joanna Trollope considers this topical issue in her forthcoming novel. Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months of hell.

  • Feb 10, 2012 - 19:30 pm
  • David's Bookshop

Does marrying a soldier mean marrying the army? Joanna Trollope considers this topical issue in her forthcoming novel. Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months of hell.

But are they? Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can't? How much, indeed, can Alexa, Dan's wife, sacrifice her own needs and fulfillment to serve his commitment to a way of life that demands everything not just of him, but of her and the children as well?Critically acclaimed contemporary writer Joanna Trollope takes a keen look at the home lives of the modern Army in this captivating new book. What happens, these days, when love and a vocation collide, head on?

 

About the Author: Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years: Her contemporary works of fiction have been enormously successful, several of which have been televised. The Rector's Wife was her first number one bestseller, and made her into a household name. Since then she has written eleven more contemporary novels: The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People’s Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South and Brother and Sister, Second Honeymoon, Friday Nights and the newly published, The Other Family. She lives in London, was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List and is the Chair of Judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.