If you're a historical fiction fan you'll know the name Philippa Gregory. The author of The Other Boleyn Girl (and many others) will be in Toronto on September 22nd talking about her latest novel, The King's Curse. And guess what? I have a ticket to give away! (Thank you, Simon & Schuster Canada!)
Curious about this book? Here's the synopsis:
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.
Tickets for this event are only $5 and you can purchase them at TicketWeb (if you don't win this giveaway...or if you do and want to invite a friend!). Once you buy your ticket, join the Facebook event page. Don't have a copy of the book? Don't worry, Indigo will be on site selling books.
Some giveaway rules and info:
- The winner must be able to get him/herself to the event (so make sure you can travel to Toronto!)
- The winner will not receive an actual ticket. The winner's name will be on the guest list.
- I will email the winner after the giveaway ends to confirm. If I do not hear back within 24 hours, I will choose another winner.
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