Joanna Trollope OBE is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed bestselling novels including A Village Affair, The Choir and The Rector's Wife. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters and several other novels. Joanna was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 2012, Joanna was very proud to chair the Orange Prize for Fiction. Earlier this year, Joanna wrote a contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility as part of The Austen Project. Joanna's latest novel, Balancing Act, is out now in paperback.