Tidelands

Tidelands

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England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . .

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and 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, crushed by 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 that 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 neighbours. 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.

Title:Tidelands
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    Tidelands Reviews

  • Beata

    I have read several novels by Ms Gregory, and I cannot recall that much of a romance thing in any of them. I may be in the minority here, however, I want to be honest with myself, whcih is always the ...

  • Angela M

    3.5 stars rounded up.It’s a hard life for Alinor and her children who live on Sealsea Island, off the south coast of England, the tidelands “neither sea nor shore”. She’s a healer who grows he...

  • JanB

    The time is 1648, not an easy time to be a woman, especially a woman without a husband. Alinor is left a single mother of two when her husband goes out to sea and never returns. She ekes out a living ...

  • leslie hamod

    It's the English Revolution. Oliver Cromwell is in charge and King Charles I had been beheaded. A new England lies ahead. As a woman some things never change. Reputation is everything. Especially for ...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!philippa gregory is a name i can be counted on to invoke whenever i’m doing any RA spiel bullet-pointing the many different flavors of historical fiction, with her oeuvre representin...

  • Libby

    4+ stars - Philippa Gregory writes in her author’s note at the end of ‘Tidelands’ that she wonders whether “It is possible to tell a fictional story which tells a historical truth,” and I be...

  • Brenda

    Tidelands is the first in The Fairmile series by Philippa Gregory and is set in England in 1648 when civil war, poverty and treachery surrounded the residents. On Midsummer’s Eve, Alinor searched fo...

  • Marialyce

    One can always count on Philippa Gregory to write of women who are strong, determined, and courageous. With lots of evident research, she gives a human voice to these women, making them come alive as ...

  • Linda

    The enemy from without and the enemy from within....Philippa Gregory has always left her thumbprint on novels of English castles and royalty. But this one has a particular flavor centering upon Sealse...

  • Laura ? lauralovestoread

    4.5 stars! I have started making my way through Philippa Gregory’s fabulous books, and I was so excited to read her newest series and novel, Tidelands.In this story, the reader is taken to 1648 Engl...