Dawnlands (Paperback)Philippa Gregory (author)
The third instalment of Gregory's sweeping historical Fairmile saga finds Alinor enmeshed in intrigue as the spectre of civil war appears once more, forcing her to make some life-changing decisions.
The spellbinding Fairmile series continues as the fiercely independent Alinor and her family find themselves entangled in palace intrigue, political upheaval, and life-changing secrets in seventeenth-century England.
It is 1685, England is on the brink of a renewed civil war against the Stuart kings and many families are bitterly divided. Ned Ferryman cannot persuade his sister Alinor that he is right to return from America with his Pokanoket servant Rowan to join the rebel army. Instead, Alinor has been coaxed by the manipulative Livia to save the queen from the coming siege. The rewards are life-changing: the family could return to their beloved Tidelands, and Alinor could rule where she was once lower than a servant.
Alinor's son, Rob, is determined to stay clear of the war, but when he and his nephew set out to free Ned from execution for treason and Rowan from a convict deportation to Barbados, they find themselves enmeshed in the creation of an imposter Prince of Wales - a surrogate baby to the queen.
From the last battle in the desolate Somerset Levels to the hidden caves on the slave island of Barbados, this third volume of an epic story follows a family from one end of the empire to another, to find a new dawn in a world which is opening up before them with greater rewards and dangers than ever before.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 544
'This sprawling, epic addition to the series will delight Gregory's many fans' - The Times
'Fast-paced, gripping and meticulously researched, the latest novel from Philippa Gregory is historical fiction at its best... few authors bring history to life like Philippa Gregory and her vivid descriptions of 17th century life give readers a ringside seat at the action' - Daily Express
'Spellbinding' - Woman's Own
'I love falling into a Philippa Gregory novel, her vibrant take on historical events always brings past eras alive... this has drama aplenty with the fear of execution for treason, deportation, and imposter Princes, the rewards and dangers presented are colossal and exciting. This epic story follows a family from one end of the old empire to another, as they try to find a place in a new world' - Adele Parks
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I bought this as it was the third book in the trilogy and I couldn’t put it down.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a very good trilogy and I would recommend it.
“Thought this was a final in a trilogy…”
PG writing is excellent but I detest one of the characters too much to read another instalment. Shame but I guess her writing a character that has that effect means she’s well written…
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