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Annie Garthwaite - Sunday 28th July

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Sunday 28th July

An Afternoon with Annie Garthwaite

Kibworth Books, The Barn 2.30pm (doors 2pm) 

There can only be one King. Only one King’s Mother

We’re delighted to welcome Annie Garthwaite, acclaimed author of Cecily, as her second and much anticipated novel is published.

With energy and ambition, The King’s Mother takes us from the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age – and tells the story of those era-defining wars through the eyes of four women who shaped and suffered them.

Cecily Neville – King’s Mother

Marguerite of Anjou – deposed Queen

Elizabeth Woodville – betrayed wife

Margaret Beaufort – mother to an exiled son

Reading from The King’s Mother Annie will describe all that these women did and were driven to do to win the crown for their sons and become King’s Mother themselves. “This,” she says, “is a story of mothers and sons; of maternal ferocity and female ambition – and of all the terror that families can inflict upon themselves.”

And, by focusing on what these women wanted, suffered, knew and did, The King’s Mother gives us a fresh take on some of English history’s most enduring mysteries: Was Edward IV’s marriage bigamous and his children bastards? Why did he order the execution of his brother George, years after forgiving his treason? And did Richard III murder his brother’s children, the Princes in the Tower? The women were there – and they know the truth.

Annie’s first novel, Cecily, was named a ‘top pick' by The Times and Sunday Times and a 'Best Book of 2021' by independent bookshops and Waterstones. The King's Mother, will be published by Penguin on 11July 2024. We’ll  have copies on sale and Annie will be happy to sign them.

Join us and be among the first to hear this fabulous story.

Pre-order The King's Mother here

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