Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents:
Philippa Gregory, Dark Tides
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
Sunday, December 6th @ 1pm
Tickets – $36 for one virtual ticket + one copy of the book
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, comes the second in the Fairmile Series, Dark Tides, which tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England.
Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir.
The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon.
Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter.
Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.
About the Author
Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. She was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She worked as a senior reporter on the Portsmouth News, and as a journalist and producer for BBC Radio. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells.
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