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Dawnlands

Dawnlands

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From Philippa Gregory, the #1 bestselling author of Tidelands and Dark Tides. 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 and England is on the brink of a renewed civil war. King Charles II has died without an heir and his brother James is to take the throne. But the people are bitterly divided, and many do not welcome the new king or his young queen. 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 and her daughter Alys, have 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 is determined to stay clear of the war, but, in order to keep his own secrets in the past, Livia traps him in a plan to create 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.

A compelling and powerful story of political intrigue and personal ambition, set between the palaces of London, the tidelands of Foulmire and the shores of Barbados.

Praise for Dawnlands:

‘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 ...' 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 ...' Platinum Magazine

Release date: November 8, 2022

Publisher: Atria Books

Print pages: 480

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