03/08/2000

Other People's Children (by Joanna Trollope)

'Other People's Children' is a modern novel by Joanna Trollope.

Josie marries Matthew as this book opens, amidst doubt and disappointment. She has left the ultra-nice Tom, and Matthew has left the bohemian and angry Nadia. They try to build a new life together with their four children.

Meanwhile Tom falls in love with a young friend called Elizabeth, and Nadia lives in a dump, trying to make everyone else feel guilty.

Fast-moving plot and sub-plots intriguingly interwoven. Some high emotion as the children's feelings are explored during their parents' conflicts. Realistic and reasonably happy ending. Recommended.

(My longer review of 'Other People's Children is here, written after re-reading eight years later)

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