Tidelands by Philippa Gregory audiobook

Tidelands

By Philippa Gregory
Read by Louise Brealey

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501187155

The Fairmile Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508281092

  • ISBN: 9781508281092

Runtime: 15.50 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping novel…With her usual meticulous attention to detail, the author easily elicits the chaos and dangers of the mid-seventeenth century…This book will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. Fans of Gregory’s works and of historicals in general will delight in this page-turning tale.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Louise Brealey’s exceptional narration gives this title the life it deserves…Brealey makes each of Gregory’s incredibly detailed moments believable—from the treacherous tides and deadly intrigues to the dangers of just being human. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This is Gregory par excellence.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sets the stage for a multigenerational, multivolume saga about the rise of a family from rags to riches.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels whose success extends to the United States as well, where she is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University, where she is a regent. Gregory is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Plantagenet and Tudor novels, which include the enormously popular Other Boleyn Girl, of which there are over a million US copies in print. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 15.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English