Joanna Trollope OBE (born 9 December 1943) is a British writer. She also wrote under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey. Her novel Parson Harding's Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope. She is the eldest of three siblings.
Trollope is of the same family as the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope although not a direct descendant, and is a cousin of the writer and broadcaster James Trollope.
On 14 May 1966, Trollope married the banker David Roger William Potter, they had two daughters, Antonia and Louise, and, in 1983, they divorced. In 1985, she remarried to the television dramatist Ian Curteis, and became the stepmother of two stepsons; they divorced in 2001. Today, she is a grandmother and lives on her own in London...
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