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Annie Garthwaite book talk and signing “Cecily”
21 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Linghams Books presents…
An Evening with Annie Garthwaite – author of
7pm, Monday 21 March 2022
Cecily Neville is England’s greatest medieval matriarch. Born in the year of Agincourt, she lived into the early years of the Tudors, built a dynasty, mothered two kings (Edward IV and Richard III) and led her family through civil war. For most of her life she was one of the most powerful women in England. Reading from her novel, and in conversation with Sue, Annie will reveal Cecily in all her complex glory: A dynastic schemer and a political mover and shaker of the first rank; a strategist, politician and administrator par excellence. But also, a wife and mother, who loved fiercely, lost children in infancy and to war and outlived her royal sons.
Cecily published in hardback last year and is out in paperback in March – be amongst the first to buy it here at LInghams.
Praise for CECILY
‘A startling heroine’ SARAH MOSS, author of Summerwater
‘A vividly female perspective on the Wars of the Roses’ IMOGEN HERMES GOWER, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
‘Wolf Hall for the 2020s’ MANDA SCOTT, author of Boudica
‘Absorbing’ THE TIMES
‘Has the new Hilary Mantel arrived?’ THE TELEGRAPH