For tickets, please check at our tent in front of the First Baptist Church
Eagle Eye Book Shop and The AJC Decatur Book Festival are excited to host Philippa Gregory for a talk and book signing for the launch of her newest book, Tidelands. This is a ticketed event.
Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of a civil war between a renegade king and a rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands—the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant of wise women, trapped in poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead, she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing she is leading disaster into the heart of her life. Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbors. This is the time of witch-mania, and Alinor, a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suddenly enriched, arouses envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands.
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. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells.
Signing Line Guidelines & Other Information:
This information is printed on the back of each ticket:
At the fest we will setup one table just for buyers picking up their prepaid copy of Tidelands and their ticket. You do not need to go through the big line unless you are buying other books.
You will need to show your Tidelands ticket to the people handling the admission to the church.
Fans are welcome to take pictures throughout the signing, but fans must stay in front of the table and Philippa will not stop for posed photos.
After a brief introduction Philippa will speak for approximately 30 minutes and then take questions for the remaining time.
Guests are asked not to use flash photography during the presentation but may do so during the Q&A.
Decatur First Baptist Church