We are SUPER excited to announce that we are going to be meeting Annie Garthwaite author of The Sunday Times Top Pick Cecily on Thursday the 11th of November from 7pm to 9pm. Annie will be telling us about how the story of Cecily is told through the eyes of its greatest unseen protagonist, and plunges you into the blood and exhilaration of the first days of the Wars of the Roses story
Cecily has been described as an astonishing and breath-taking debut, so we're thrilled to be welcoming Annie to the Book Nook
Tickets are £7 and include a glass of wine and nibbles. We are also offering a 10% discount on the RRP of £14.99. Tickets can either be purchased online via EventBrite, or alternatively, you can contact us directly or pop into our store. Looking forward to seeing you there!
More about Cecily Neville:
Cecily Neville was born in the year of Agincourt, lived into the early years of the Tudors, created 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. 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 never, ever gave in.
Cecily: The Precis
“Rebellion?” The word is a spark. She can start a fire with it, or smother it in her fingertips. She chooses fire. You’re born high, but marry a traitor’s son. You bear him twelve children. Carry his cause. Bury his past. You play the game, against enemies who wish you ashes. Slowly you rise. You are Cecily. But when the king who governs you proves unfit, what then? Loyalty or treason – death may follow both. The board is set. Time to make your first move. Told through the eyes of its greatest unseen protagonist, this astonishing debut plunges you into the blood and exhilaration of the first days of the Wars of the Roses. This is war as women fight it. “This important novel blazes on every page, from its first brutal scene to its glittering final act.” — CHRIS CLEAVE, AUTHOR OF ALL WHO ARE BRAVE ARE FORGIVEN “Annie writes about the past with a kind of restrained, earthy vim, and with an intimacy and empathy that can only come from graft and craft.” — TOBY CLEMENTS, AUTHOR OF THE KINGMAKER SERIES