Friday, March 21, 2014

Joanna Trollope's six best books

Joanna Trollope is the author of 17 bestselling novels, including The Choir, A Village Affair and The Rector's Wife. One of her six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
PERSUASION by Jane Austen

Austen's last novel gives an indication of how she was on the cusp of bestsellerdom when she died.

She understood that money, class and romantic love were the three great themes of a novel. It's also about emotional suffering and stoicism and has a lot of psychological depth.
Read about the other books on the list.

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The Page 99 Test: Persuasion.

--Marshal Zeringue