San Rafael CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2011
Goddesses, Witches and Queens: Looking for Real Women in History
Thurs Oct. 27 @ 7pm
Book Passage’s Elaine Petrocelli hosts this special evening with Philippa Gregory. The number one bestselling author
who has brought us such colorful,scandalous, sexy & romantic novels as The Other Boleyn Girl, The Constant Princess and The Other Queen comes to the Kanbar Center for the Perfroming Arts for an exclusive Marin appearance. For this event, Philippa will discuss her new novel, The Lady of the Rivers, about Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford—whose extraordinary life is also explored in Gregory’s accompanying nonfiction project, The Women of the Cousins’ War (co-authored by David Baldwin & Michael Jones)”.
The discussion will be followed by book sales & signing by the author.
Presented in association with Book Passage.
Philippa was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl which was made into a tv drama, and a major film. Now, six novels later, she is looking at the family that preceded the Tudors: the magnificent Plantaganets, a family of complex rivalries, loves, and hatreds.
She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire where she keeps horses, hens and ducks. Visitors to this site, Philippa Gregory.com become addicted to the updates of historical research and the progress of ducklings.
Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells in the primary schools of this very dry and poor African country, and thousands of school children have been able to learn market gardening in the school gardens watered by the wells. The charity also provides wells for womens’ collective gardens and for The Gambia’s only agricultural college at Njawara.
A past student of Sussex university, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh university, her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She also reviews for the Washington Post, the LA Times, and for UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts from this website, Philippa Gregory.com.
Your book/entry ticket will cover admission + your choice of one of the newly released titles!
The Lady of the Rivers (retail $30.37 inc tax)
The Women of the Cousin’s War (retail $28.21 inc tax).
Tickets: $35 Incl.your choice of one of the books listed above
$15 admission only
Talk followed by audience q&a, book signing & additional book sales.
Presented in association with Book Passage.
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC has been presenting performing & literary arts to our community for over 20 years.
Our approach emphases creating atmosphere, and reminding our audiences that the arts have always been there to console as well as help us celebrate. We extend that culture to add a social element to our events, increase the value of the experience and offer a chance to connect with music, dance, thinkers, friends and community
200 N San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903 – 415.444.8000
Beer, wine and cocktails available for 21+ at the concessions table
YouTube of Philippa in conversation
Praise for THE RED QUEEN
“Sexy . . . Scandalous . . . Smart.”
“[Gregory] again brings insight to English history, recreating the power struggle between two of the nation’s most notable women in a tale fresh for modern readers. There’s no question that she is the best at what she does.”
“Praise for THE WHITE QUEEN
“Gregory's exhaustive research, lush detail and deft storytelling are all in top form here, making The White Queen both mesmerizing and historically rich.”
“Philippa Gregory turns real-life historical royalty into royally entertaining novels”
“Engrossing…Gregory has a deft hand with historical imagination.”
Praise for THE OTHER QUEEN
“Gregory is so very good at what she does, The Other Queen is still a book that warrants a comfortable chair, a cup of tea and an afternoon off from life.”
~New York Daily News
“A delectable mélange of history, fiction and female feuding”
Praise for THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE
“What a book! . . I am full of admiration for the author’s graceful and compelling mix of undisputed fact and the use of fiction based on the knowledge of those facts, of that bloody terrifying era, and of human nature…This is literature and life.”
~Liz Smith in the New York Post
“Praise for THE CONSTANT PRINCESS
““It's a rare novel that can keep people reading when they already know the ending. The Constant Princess . . . is such a book, roping in readers with exquisite attention to detail and unusual insight into the character of Katherine of Aragon.”
~Lexington Herald Leader
Praise for THE VIRGIN’S LOVER
“Readers addicted to Gregory’s intelligent, well-researched tales of intrigue and romance will be enthralled, right down to the teasingly tragic ending."
“Gregory infuses her character with such life and personality that I nearly forgot how it was all supposed to end…A rich, enthralling novel of passion, betrayal and power: what reader could ask for more?”
~The Historical Novels Review