There have been several very kind people emailing, or sending a message via Facebook, to say that signing up for the Newsletter on my website does not work. Huge apologies for this - and it is just part of the general state of the website at the moment. The people looking after my website are well aware of this, but rather than trying to mend a rather tired website, these very talented people are working away at a brand new website which will be launched towards the end of 2016. In the meantime, I'm pleased to say my email has been given a new life, and so do keep in touch with me that way! With my best wishes. Joanna.
Book-lovers in Middlesbrough will have the chance to meet highly acclaimed author Joanna Trollope, who is visiting Middlesbrough Reference Library to talk about her writing. Joanna, who is a trustee of the National Literacy Trust, will be discussing her two most recent books, Balancing Act and The Soldier’s Wife, as well as her update of Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility at Middlesbrough Reference Library. Click Here:
Joanna is delighted to be in conversation with Fernanda Torres on Saturday 3rd October at 11.30 in the morning. For more information Click here:
Joanna will be in Somerset this July. Come and see Joanna on 9th July 2015 at 2,00pm. Tickets on sale now. Click here.
Joanna Trollope will be in Brussels on 7th May for the launch of her new novel A parts égales (Balancing Act)!
Book signing and Q & A
Thursday 7th May, 6.30 pm
La Licorne bookshop
Chaussée d’Alsemberg, 656
It's not long until the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature where Joanna will be joining other writers in the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing. Click Here for more information and to buy your tickets.
One of the highlights of the National Literacy Trust Gala Dinner next Wednesday 11 February will be a fundraising auction. I have donated a prize of tea at the Wolseley.
All proceeds from the National Literacy Trust auction will go towards our work helping disadvantaged children read and write, supporting schools’ literacy provision and engaging families with their children’s learning. Why don’t you have a bid by Clicking Here?
I was part of the Sieghart review panel into the future of our public libraries which was commissioned by the government. This review was published on 18th December and has been hailed as the last chance to halt the ongoing decline in our library services. I believe some of the important recommendations don't involve spending the trillions the country hasn't got in the first place, and which will improve the lives and futures of a huge proportion of the population. Fast. Click here....to read more in my article in the Telegraph today.