All posts tagged: Interview

Interview with Bestselling Author Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope tells us about her new novel City of Friends, which is out in paperback now.   Tell us about your new novel, City of Friends. City of Friends is both contemporary and topical. It’s a novel about women, women in the workplace and it’s about friendship and family. I wanted to write a story that looked at all aspects of women’s personal and professional lives. The novel hinges on the friendship between four protagonists, Stacey, Melissa, Gaby and Beth. Four university friends, all working in different aspects of the finance industry, all in their late forties and all in very different personal situations. Through these characters, I look at marriage with children and marriage without children. I look at single parenthood, I look at being gay and the relationships attached to being gay in the modern world, I look at women fighting to succeed in a very crowded and male-dominated industry. In fact I’m trying to look at every aspect of what it means to be a woman and a …

Angela Burgess in the Hot Seat

SE Magazines publishes three monthly magazines in South East London reaching 15,000 homes and businesses, and this week it’s first magazine, SE22, will celebrate its 9th birthday! SE22 magazine was founded by Angela Burgess in March 2005 and it was not long before she went on to introduce SE21 and SE23 magazines; covering Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Forest Hill and Honor Oak. Since then, Angela has worked with many local businesses to promote events in the area and is responsible for the organisation and running of the annual Dulwich Festival Fair (part of the Dulwich Festival). Her boundless energy and passion for business inspired her to recently launch Around Dulwich, the glossy online supplement to SE Magazines. Around Dulwich caught up with its illustrious leader this week over a cup of tea, where she talked about the magazines, working part-time in McDonald’s and how she’s going to celebrate the BIG 1-0. What made you decide to start a magazine? I was living and working from home in East Dulwich (doing something completely unrelated) and as …