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Tidelands

by Gregory, Philippa,

Format: Large Print 2019
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Summary
A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe Fairmile Series (Book 1)On Midsummer's Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between a renegade king and a rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches even the remote, marshy Tidelands of the south coast. There, Alinor, a descendant of wisewomen, meets James, a young man on the run. She shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into her life. In this time of witch mania, Alinor's ambition and determination stand out. As a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suspected of possessing dark secrets, and suddenly enriched, Alinor arouses both envy and fear among the villagers -- and they are ready to take lethal action.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Perennially popular Gregory, renowned for her Plantagenet and Tudor novels, turns her attention away from the royals to weave a tale of an ordinary woman caught up in a web of extraordinary circumstances. The seventeenth-century English Civil War provides the tumultuous political backdrop for a tale steeped in history, superstition, and societal norms and restrictions. On a mission to free herself from an absent and abusive husband during an era when most women held little or no power, Alinor, a gifted herbalist, meets and subsequently guides a fugitive across the treacherous marshes of her native Tidelands, a decision that has very serious and long-lasting consequences. As Alinor begins to prosper, she arouses the suspicions of her neighbors, is accused of witchery, and must rely on her own wits and judgement in order to protect her family and provide for their future. A welcome topical pivot from gifted Gregory, the first entry in her promising Fairmile Series sets the stage for a multigenerational, multivolume saga about the rise of a family from rags to riches.--Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gregory (The Splendor Before the Dark) deviates from her usual focus on historical figures to shine a light on the plight of common women in 1640s England in the dynamic first book of her new Fairmile series. Alinor, a midwife with knowledge of herbal remedies, is in difficult circumstances. Her fisherman husband has been gone for months, and she must care for herself and her two growing children during a precarious time in England's history. King Charles, forced off his throne by Parliament, has been banished to the Isle of Wight following his defeat in civil war. It's also a period when a strong woman on her own, like the beautiful Alinor who has skills that others can't understand, can easily be accused of being a witch; the author cleverly plants such seeds of suspicion throughout. At the open, Alinor meets a handsome, young Catholic priest, a royals champion with the means to help the king escape. She helps the priest find a haven, and their ensuing romance has devastating consequences for both. Against the backdrop of political turmoil, Gregory's narrative displays the harrowing mores of the time, showcasing the vulnerability of women who speak their mind and introducing a family struggling out of poverty who will provide plenty of grist for the mill of a continuing saga. History buffs and Gregory's fans alike will be anticipating the next installment. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series [Fairmile]
#1 - Tidelands
Subjects Cunning folk -- Fiction.
Abused wives -- Fiction.
Sexism -- Fiction.
Marshes -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Fiction.
England, Southern -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2019
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
Description 675 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432868741
1432868748
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