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A second legacy
Trollope, Joanna.
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First American edition.
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New York : Viking, 2001.
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346 pages ; 24 cm
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In Joanna Trollope's latest Caroline Harvey historical novel two generations of remarkable women encounter romance and adventure from war-torn Kabul to a crumbling castle in Scotland. For her vividly detailed settings, memorable characters,complex family dramas, and passion, Joanna Trollope has been called "a master" of historical fiction (Kirkus Reviews). A Second Legacy follows the descendants of Legacy of Love as a mother and daughter confront their own far different destinies. Behind Alexia Langley stands the legacy of three remarkable and indomitable women. But Alexia, nervous and shy, is totally unsuited to the freewheeling, miniskirted swinging London of the 1960s -and not particularly good at anything but cooking. Betrayed by a greedy husband, she is forced to carve out a new life with her baby, Carly -and it is only the gift of a crumbling family castle in Scotland that unlocks her hidden strength. Later, it is Carly who, spurred by an ancestral diary, will retrace a journey to Afghanistan and bring the legacy of bravery, tragedy, and love full circle to where it began a century and a half before.

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Joanna Trollope was born in Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England on December 9, 1943. She graduated from Oxford University. She worked on Chinese affairs in the Foreign Office in London for two years, and then became a teacher. In 1980, she became a full-time author.

Her first books to be published were a number of historical novels written under the pen name Caroline Harvey. These were followed by Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire, a historical study of women in the British Empire. The Choir was her first contemporary novel. Her other works include A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, Girl from the South, The Soldier's Wife, and Balancing Act. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

(Bowker Author Biography) Joanna Trollope is a descendant of Anthony Trollope & a #1 bestselling author in England. Her ten novels include "Marrying the Mistress", "Other People's Children", & "The Best of Friends", "A Spanish Lover", "The Choir", & "The Rector's Wife" which were both adapted for Masterpiece Theatre; & writing as Caroline Harvey, the historical novels "The Brass Dolphin" & "Legacy of Love". She lives in London & Gloucestershire, England.

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