The Other Family by Joanna Trollope

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Chrissie, in the twenty-three years she’d been together with Richie, had always believed that he loved her.  He loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, lively existence. But if she really was the love of his life, why had he never given her the one thing that would have made her life perfect?  Then suddenly Richie is no longer there, and without him Chrissie’s carefully constructed life is in jeopardy.The one big fact she had always tried to keep from her daughters threatens to overwhelm them all. For Richie had still been married to his first wife, the one with a son that he had abandoned in Newcastle. And now, with Richie gone and the practicalities of wills and money to be sorted out, it is finally time for the two families to face each other …

Reviewed by Goodworth Clatford

Very relevant to modern day life. Good characterisation. A very enjoyable read – the characters lived and were very easy to believe in. Good descriptions of Newcastle”

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Reviewed by Museum

“We applaud the Bodleian’s decision to accept Joanna Trollope’s archive as we feel she is often underrated. Accessibility does not preclude quality. Interacting modern treatment of the perennial problem of the repercussions of a wil particularly when there are two families involved. Good characterisation (particularly of Margaret) and a vivid portrayal of the North East. Interesting too that Richie’s very different wives both performed the same function – each of them ‘love’ his life

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  1. Reviewed by Museum

    “We applaud the Bodleian’s decision to accept Joanna Trollope’s archive as we feel she is often underrated. Accessibility does not preclude quality. Interacting modern treatment of the perennial problem of the repercussions of a wil particularly when there are two families involved. Good characterisation (particularly of Margaret) and a vivid portrayal of the North East. Interesting too that Richie’s very different wives both performed the same function – each of them ‘love’ his life

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