Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 1:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, comes the second in the “Fairmile Series,” “Dark Tides,” which tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes the author on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 1 PM (EST) for an online discussion and Q&A.
This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir.
The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon.
Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter.
About the Author
Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including “The Other Boleyn Girl,” and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including “The Other Boleyn Girl.” She was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She worked as a senior reporter on the Portsmouth News, and as a journalist and producer for BBC Radio. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells.