Tidelands (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Tidelands (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Philippa Gregory

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Overview

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a personal essay by Philippa Gregory about the inspiration for the new direction in her historical fiction and her surprising personal connection to the novel’s unique setting.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, who cannot bear to conform to the life that lies before her.

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands —the marshy landscape of the south coast.

Alinor, a descendant of wisewomen, trapped in 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 neighbors. 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.

It is dangerous for a woman to be different.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982136031
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Series: Fairmile Series , #1
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 4,781
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hometown:

Yorkshire, England

Date of Birth:

January 9, 1954

Place of Birth:

Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

Education:

B.A. in history, Sussex University, 1982; Ph.D., 18th-century popular fiction, Edinburgh, 1984

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