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Also by Philippa Gregory:

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Dark Tides, December 2020
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Tidelands, August 2019
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The Last Tudor, February 2018
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The Lady Of The Rivers, October 2011
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The Women Of The Cousins' War, September 2011
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The Red Queen, August 2010
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The White Queen, August 2009
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The Wise Woman, June 2008
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A Respectable Trade, January 2007
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The Boleyn Inheritance, December 2006
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Virgin Earth, April 2006
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The Constant Princess, December 2005
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The Virgin's Lover, August 2005
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Earthly Joys, June 2005
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The Virgin's Lover, November 2004
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Queen's Fool, November 2004
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The Favored Child, July 2003
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Florizella and the Wolves, February 2000
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Florizella and the Giant, February 2000
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Pirate Story, August 1999
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The Little House, February 1998
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Perfectly Correct, January 1997
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Diggory and the Boa Conductor, April 1996
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Fallen Skies, August 1995
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The Little Pet Dragon, July 1994
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Dark Tides
Philippa Gregory

Washington Square Press
June 2021
On Sale: June 8, 2021
480 pages
ISBN: 1501187198
EAN: 9781501187193
Kindle: B082T5MNFN
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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.

‘A gripping read spanning London, Venice and New England, all beautifully observed by Gregory’ Woman & Home

Praise for Tidelands, the first in the Fairmile series:

‘A gripping and intelligent portrait of a woman fighting to survive in a hostile world’ The Times

‘The first in a planned series . . . The author crafts her material with effortless ease. Her grasp of social mores is brilliant, the love story rings true and the research is, as ever, of the highest calibre’ Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail

‘Vivid and beguiling – Philippa Gregory at her best’ Woman & Home

‘A compelling novel that shines a light on the struggles of 17th century women’ Daily Mirror

The novel's power lies in Gregory's evocative portrayal of the tidelands and the everyday lives of those who are bound to them’ Sunday Express

‘Philippa Gregory returns with an English Civil War novel that excels in everything she does best. Historical events are written with breathless immediacy, keeping the reader enthralled even if they know the outcome’ Alys Key, The i

‘If this novel is the first sign of what's to come then readers are in for a treat’ Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express

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