Girl from the South by Joanna Trollope

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When Gillon comes back to her native Charleston, she has a young Englishman in tow. He has accompanied her on a lark, planning to take pictures. But he soon falls in love with the sights of South Carolina, with Gillon's family-and perhaps, with Gillon herself...From the acclaimed author of Marrying the Mistress, this is an unforgettable novel about feeling like a fish out of water-and finding those with whom we can breathe more easily.


 

About Joanna Trollope

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Joanna Trollope is best known as the author of eagerly-awaited novels often centered around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of life in contemporary England. She lives in Gloucestershire.
 
Published July 1, 2003 by Berkley. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The prolific Trollope (Next of Kin, 2001, etc.) spins another engaging tale about life‘s twists and turns, occasioned as much by character as circumstance, and the ways family ties both help and hinder.

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Girl from the South Joanna Trollope read by Emilia Fox Running time 3hrs Bloomsbury £8.99 What woman longing for marriage but faced with a partner like Henry, who is restless and doesn't want to marry her, thinks it would be a smart move to invite Gillon, an attractive loose cannon from South C...

Mar 03 2002 | Read Full Review of Girl from the South

The Guardian

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Girl from the South Joanna Trollope 311pp, Bloomsbury, £16.99 You already know the chat on Joanna Trollope: the middle-class, middle-England novelist whose prolific output and steady popularity have made her a millionaire.

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Publishers Weekly

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An admired English author of wryly intelligent family dramas, Trollope has never enjoyed a particularly wide American readership.

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Book Reporter

Henry's best friend's has his own interest in Tilly, adding romantic depth to the London side of things, and Gillon's idiosyncratic extended family, who open their hearts to Henry in ways enviable to Gillon, provide both a dramatic and comedic voluptuousness to the novel.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Girl from the South

Suite 101

Will is a loner and happy to be so but even he cannot fail to be touched and affected when weird kid, Marcus enters his life.

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BookPage

In exploring the differences between Tilly, Gillon and conventional Southern women, Trollope captures the choice that all modern women make-whether to take the easy path of fulfilling other people's expectations or the harder, more poorly marked trail of deciding what you expect of yourself.

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