Mark My Words: Philippa Gregory with Sophfronia Scott

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December 4, 2020 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us for a special evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory on the occasion of the publication of her new novel Dark Tides. Gregory will be joined in conversation by fellow writer Sophfronia Scott. This is one of only five U.S. appearances Gregory is making in support of Dark Tides.

Because Philippa Gregory lives in Great Britain and is thus in a different time zone, this is a PRE-RECORDED EVENT.

Dark Tides is the sequel to Tidelands, and the second book of the Fairmile series. The book picks up the family’s story in England, Italy and America, and discover if their fortunes have changed.

Registration is $32 and includes a signed copy of Dark Tides, a special commemorative bookmark, and shipping. Proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. (Note: due to prohibitive shipping costs, this offer applies only to patrons with shipping addresses in the United States.) REGISTER HERE!

Have a question for Philippa? Once you’ve registered for her talk, go to the Ask a Question feature on the Crowdcast event page and ask away! Only questions submitted by November 30 will be considered for the Q&A session!

Philippa Gregory is one of the world’s foremost historical novelists. She wrote her first novel, Wideacre, when she was completing her Ph.D. in eighteenth-century literature and it sold worldwide, heralding a new era for historical fiction. Her flair for blending history and imagination developed into a signature style, and she went on to write many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen. 

Sophfronia Scott began her writing career as a journalist for Time and People magazines. When her first novel, All I Need to Get By, was published in 2004, she was nominated for best new author at the African American Literary Awards and hailed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as “potentially one of the best writers of her generation.”  Scott is the new founding director of Alma College‘s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program.  Her new book, The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton, will be published in March 2021.


The Mark My Words series is supported by the Wish You Well Foundation.

CT Public – WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.


December 4, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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