Dark Tides (Hardback)Philippa Gregory (author)
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Set in the latter half of the seventeenth century, the emotionally sweeping sequel to Tidelands finds Alinor and her family caught between London, New England and Venice as sinister forces beguile and betray.
Number One bestselling author Philippa Gregory's new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice and New England.
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.
Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 34 mm
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“Fantastic, Satisfying Read.”
This is a fitting sequel to Tidelands and is book 2 in the Fairmile series.
James Avery deserted his pregnant lover 21 years before and is now a wealthy man with land, money and houses and sets out to find Alinor and... More
“A sequel that’s actually better than the original”
Whilst I very much enjoyed the simplicity of the first book in the series, Tidelands, I enjoyed Dark Tides immensely. So cleverly thought out blending three different worlds. With all the plot twists you won’t be able... More
Reading Phillipa Gregory is usually a safe read with beautifully crafted prose, but this was a huge disappointment. Throughout the book it is uncertain who the main protagonist is, the story is slow and the characters... More
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