Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory – signed limited edition hardback
This is limited edition hardback copy of Tidelands has been signed by the author Philippa Gregory. The book is a special edition for independent bookshops. It has arrived at the very start of December, it's a gigantic hardback and at 496 pages long it's the perfect Christmas present for all fans of the queen of historical fiction.
Number One bestselling author Gregory’s new novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice and New England. The author explains: "Dark Tides is the sequel to Tidelands, and the second book of my Fairmile series. We pick up the family’s story in England, Italy and America, and discover if their fortunes have changed."
Midsummer’s Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the woman he failed twenty-one years before. He has everything to offer: money, land, status – and he believes she has the only thing he cannot buy: his son and heir.
Meanwhile in New England, Alinor’s brother Ned cannot find justice in the New World, as the king’s revenge stretches across the Atlantic and turns the pioneers against each other and against the American Indians.
Then, a beautiful widow, Livia, arrives from Venice, telling Alinor that her son Rob has drowned and that she needs their help. She enchants the warehouse family with her sensual carefree warmth, and promises of a new profitable trade selling beautiful statues of marble and bronze to fuel the classical craze among the wealthy landowners. But something in Livia’s story doesn’t add up and the answers lies across the dark tides in Venice…