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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Tidelands

Philippa Gregory

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2 reviews

Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 20 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781471172724
4 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
23 Aug 2019

"a gripping and intelligent portrait of a woman fighting to survive"

Philippa Gregory broke into the aristocracy of historical fiction with The Other Boleyn Girl, the story of the Boleyn sisters’ entanglement with Henry VIII.Tidelands, a departure from her usual royal intrigues, focuses on a poor, but brilliant woman... Gregory is an experienced storyteller and doesn’t let you down. Tidelands is a gripping and intelligent portrait of a woman fighting to survive in a hostile world.

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4 stars out of 5
18 Aug 2019

"a powerful portrayal of wartime love and divided loyalties"

Set towards the end of the English Civil War, in a world where a woman's path is treacherous at every trun, midwife Alinor struggles to keep her home and children together after her shiftless husband deserts the family. This dark, gripping story is a powerful portrayal of wartime love and divided loyalties, with a chilling backdrop of witchcraft and suspicion. Philippa Gregory at her finist