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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

November Tour: The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michael Jones

The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's MotherThe Women of the Cousins' War
by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, Michael Jones
Publication Date:  September 13, 2011
Publisher:  Touchstone

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory teams with two eminent historians to explore the historical characters in the real-life world behind her Wars of the Roses novels.

PHILIPPA GREGORY and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins’ War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love; and Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor.

In the introduction, Gregory writes revealingly about the differences between history and historical fiction. How much of a role does speculation play in writing each? How much fiction and how much fact should there be in a historical novel? How are female historians changing our view of women in history?

The Women of the Cousins’ War is beautifully illustrated with rare portraits and source materials. As well as offering fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction, it will appeal to all with an interest in this period.

  • Tour Dates:  November 7 - November 21 
  • Tour signups will close on September 2 *New* September 11
  • This book will be available in both PRINT and EBOOK formats.  Ebook copies will be available through Netgalley.
  • To sign-up - please leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, blog name, format preference (print/ebook), and the date you would like to post your review (check calendar below - first come, first-serve.  If a date is already taken, you must pick a different date.  Please click the arrow to move over to the correct month as it is set to the current month automatically).  
  • This tour is open to USA bloggers.

Participating Bloggers
11/7/2011 -- A Bookish Affair
11/8/2011 -- Review from Here
11/10/2011 -- Man of La Book
11/12/2011 -- The Bookish Mama
11/14/2011 -- True Book Addict
11/21/2011 -- CelticLady

Review Links


Celticlady's Reviews said...

Hello, I would be interested in joining th book tour of The Women of The Cousins War..I have just signed up to join Crazy Book Tours.

I would prefer a print copy and would like to post November 21st.

I also do book tours with Pump Up Your Books and Sourcebooks


I live in Wisconsin.

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to be on the tour on Nov. 10.

ManOfLaBook at gmail dot com

eBook is fine.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm excited about this book!

Michelle Miller
The True Book Addict
Print copy please.
November 14

Thank you, ladies!

Unknown said...

name: Jasmine Marie
email: thebookishmama at gmail dot com
blog: the bookish mama
format: print, please
date: Sat. Nov. 12th

Thanks for these opportunities! I love Philippa Gregory!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Name: Meg
Format: Print
Date: November 7th

Tracee said...

Name: Tracee
Email: tgleichner(at)
Format: Print please
Date: Flexible

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I posted my spotlight on Monday...I've been sick and didn't get to finish the book in time. Sorry! But I posted the review today and I included all the information of my spotlight post with it. I'm placing the cover of the book in my left sidebar with a link to the post so it's easier to find.

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