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Tidelands : Book #1 of The Fairmile Series - Philippa Gregory

Tidelands

Book #1 of The Fairmile Series

Paperback Available: 20th August 2019
ISBN: 9781760851569

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory begins a sweeping new series with the story of a poor, uneducated midwife named Alinor who is tempted by a forbidden love affair—but all too aware of the dangers awaiting a woman who dares to step out of the place society carved for her.

The Fairmile Series

One family, three continents, 250 years: The Fairmile series is an imaginative and ambitious new series from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory. From a tiny village on a watery marsh in seventeenth century Sussex, to spanning more than two centuries to Australia and the United States, this sweeping multi-generational series chronicles the extraordinary acts of everyday women who shaped history.

ISBN: 9781760851569
ISBN-10: 1760851566
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Available: 20th August 2019

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Philippa Gregory

About the Author


Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film.

Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire where she keeps horses, hens and ducks.

Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for almost 200 wells in the primary schools of this very dry and poor African country, and thousands of school children have been able to learn market gardening and grow food to eat in the school gardens watered by the wells. The charity also provides wells for women's collective gardens and for The Gambia’s only agricultural college, at Njawara.

Philippa graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in History, and received a PhD in 18th century literature from the University of Edinburgh. In 2008 Edinburgh made her the university's Alumna of the Year. She holds an honorary degree from Teesside University and is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff, and a Regent for the University of Edinburgh. Her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She also reviews for The Washington Post, the LA Times, and for UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television and radio. She posts regularly to her large following on Facebook and Twitter.

Philippa is a patron of The UK Chagos Support Association, which supports the Chagos islanders in their struggle against British injustice. The people of Chagos were displaced by the British government when they cleared the archipelago in the Indian Ocean of its inhabitants in the 1960s and 1970s to make way for an American airbase. Gregory often speaks about the Chagossians' plight and lobbies the government to take action.

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