Joanna Trollope: An Unsuitable Match

Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . .

Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce and doesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who simply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’s children: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get to know his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is still wrestling with the issues of her own childhood.

Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

Joanna Trollope OBE has been writing for over thirty years and is the author of numerous best-selling contemporary  novels, including A Village Affair, The Rector's Wife, City Affair and Other People's Children.

Listing Details

Saturday 20th October 6.00pm

Venue

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

Booking

Tickets will be on sale in August.

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