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Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series

Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series

Award-winning historical fiction author Philippa Gregory is releasing the first book from a brand new series on the English Civil War. Titled Tidelands, it is due for release on 20 August via Simon and Schuster. 

Philippa Gregory is best known for her historical fiction series dealing with the Tudors of 17th century Englandm and the War of the Roses. Novels from these series including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen have been adapted for film and TV (respectively), and countless others have won awards and garnered critical acclaim. 

Beginning with Tidelands, Gregory's new series focuses on the English Civil War between the Parliamentarians and Cavaliers that ran from 1642 to 1651. Check out the blurb below: 

England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . .

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands – the marshy landscape of the south coast.

Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.

Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbours. This is the time of witch-mania, and Alinor, a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suddenly enriched, arouses envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands.

You can pre-order Tidelands at your preferred bookstore here