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The King’s Mother with Annie Garthwaite

16 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The King's Mother with Annie Garthwaite

Mr B‘s are thrilled to welcome author Annie Garthwaite to discuss her incredible new novel, The King’s Mother, which takes us from the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age. It is a story of mothers and sons; of maternal ferocity and female ambition – of all they can build and all they can destroy.

Annie’s first novel, Cecily, was named a top pick by The Times and The Sunday Times and a Best Book of the Year by independent bookshops and Waterstones. It has now been optioned for television.

About the book:

1461. Through blood and battle Edward has gained England’s throne – king by right and conquest – eighteen years old and unstoppable. Cecily has piloted his rise to power and stands at his shoulder now, first to claim the title King’s Mother.

But to win a throne is not to keep it and war is come again. As brother betrays brother, and trusted cousins turn treacherous, other mothers rise up to fight for other sons. Cecily must focus her will to defeat every challenge. Wherever they come from. Whatever the cost.

For there can be only one King and only one King’s Mother.

From the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age, this is a story of mothers and sons; of maternal ferocity and female ambition – of all they can build and all they can destroy.

‘Elegant and propulsive . . . I had to fight myself to put it down’ A.K. Blakemore
‘A vivid and gripping powerhouse of a novel’ Joanne Burn
‘History retold with all the page-turning compulsion of a thriller’ Tim Leach

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Date:
16 July
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop
14-15, John St
Bath, BA1 2JL