"A welcome topical pivot from gifted Gregory, the first entry in her promising Fairmile Series sets the stage for a multigenerational, multivolume saga about the rise of a family from rags to riches."--Booklist
"Dynamic...History buffs and Gregory's fans alike will be anticipating the next installment."--Publishers Weekly
The eagerly awaited first book in Philippa Gregory’s sweeping new series begins with the story of Alinor, a young midwife who finds herself tempted by a forbidden love affair. But in a society that has already set a path for her, she is all too aware of the dangers that await a woman who dares step out of place . . .
The unmissable read for summer 2019.
Praise for Philippa Gregory:
‘Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer . . . All of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men’ Sunday Times
‘Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told’ The Times
‘Engrossing’ Sunday Express