Are you as huge a Philippa Gregory fan as I am? It’s hardly possible, I can promise you that. But if you are, do I have a treat for you! this bestselling author is coming to Toronto and I’m giving away TWO tickets to see her at the Al Green Theatre, PLUS a copy of her brand new book, The King’s Curse (which is really good. Like The Other Boleyn Girl good.)
Just as an FYI: This contest is me being unselfish. While I would love to keep the tickets for myself, I’ve already had the pleasure the last time Ms. Gregory was in my neck of the woods. It was sort of transcendental. She’s actually brilliant, and hearing her speak, in her lovely British accent, about her research and passion for history, is an experience that in good conscience I can’t allow you to miss. Enter below to win this amazing prize that’s perfect for all of you historical fiction buffs.
About The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.
Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII’s claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter—Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret’s contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors.
After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret’s world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and “holiest” woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.
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