Paperback Black Swan

By (author) Joanna Trollope

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  • Publisher: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 28mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552776416
  • ISBN 13: 9780552776417
  • Sales rank: 77,503

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Can a mother ever hand over her son to another woman? Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel finds that control is slipping away and she can no longer rely on her role as undisputed matriarch. Other people seem to be becoming more important to her children than she is. A power struggle develops which can only end in unhappiness...

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Author information

Joanna Trollope is the author of many highly acclaimed bestselling novels. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters, as well as a number of historical novels. Born in Gloucesterhire, she now lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Visit her website at www.joannatrollope.com

Review quote

"We love Trollope's novels and await each new one with excitement." HEAT "Supremely sure of her material and purpose, compassionate but never sentimental." The Sunday Times "Wonderfully observed and readable." THE TIMES "Infallibly elegant...All this lies beneath the sparkling, well groomed surface of a novel which could quite easily be read as a light diversion for an idle afternoon. But look more closely and something as grim as Greek tragedy is played out around the cosy family dinner table." -- Jane Shilling Telegraph "The legendary Ms Trollope triumphs yet again, with her latest slick of classy chick-lit." HEAT

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When you've dedicated your life to your children, what happens when they grow up? Rachel loves being at the centre of her large family. She has devoted herself fiercely to bringing up her three sons, but at their childhood home on the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk, Rachel finds that her control begins to slip away. Other women - her daughters-in-law - are usurping her position. They have become more important to her boys than she is. A crisis brings these subtle rifts to the surface. Can there be a way forward, if they are to survive as a family?