VIRTUAL: Philippa Gregory at the Hudson Library [3/23]

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. for a virtual author event with bestselling author Philippa Gregory, who will discuss her newest book, Normal Women.

*Please note, this is a virtual event and registration is required. To register, click here

The book chronicles centuries of social and cultural change—from 1066 to modern times—powered by the determination, persistence, and effectiveness of women. Kirkus Reviews opines, “Gregory brings her extensive knowledge of women in society over the centuries to . . . [this] tour de force of research.” 

In this ambitious and groundbreaking book, Gregory tells the story of England over 900 years, for the very first time placing women—some fifty per cent of the population—center stage. Using research skills honed in her work as one of our foremost historical novelists, Gregory trawled through court records, newspapers, and journals to find highwaywomen and beggars, murderers and brides, housewives and pirates, female husbands and hermits. The “normal women” you will meet in these pages went to war, ploughed the fields, campaigned, wrote, and loved. They rode in jousts, flew Spitfires, issued their own currency, and built ships, corn mills and houses. They committed crimes or treason, worshipped many gods, cooked and nursed, invented things, and rioted. A lot. 

Philippa Gregory is one of the world’s foremost historical novelists. She wrote her first ever novel, Wideacre, when she was completing her PhD 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 Philippa went on to write many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen.   

Event date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History By Philippa Gregory Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780063304321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: HarperOne - February 27th, 2024

“Lively, timely and gloriously energetic. Each page bursts with life, and every chapter swirls with personalities left out of traditional narratives of Britain’s past.


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