Yes, Canadian peeps - Philippa Gregory is coming to Toronto on Sept. 22/14!
And...I have two tickets to giveaway to this event.....And that same lucky person will receive a copy of her latest book The King's Curse!
From the publisher, (and host of this event) Simon and Schuster:
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.
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." Read an excerpt of The King's Curse.
You can buy tickets to the event here and keep up with the event on the Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto Facebook page.
One lucky reader (and a friend) will be added to the guest list for September 22. And that reader will also be mailed a copy of The King's Curse. Simply leave a comment (and a way for me to contact you) to be entered. But be quick - ends Sept. 14/14! Canada only.