There are already great reviews coming in for Gillian Bagwell’s newest book, Venus in Winter. Gillian, as you will surely remember, is our July LCW Salon Presenter. She’ll also be using her background in theater to share tips on literary presentation and reading skills. This most recent praise comes from RT Book Reviews, which gave it 4 stars! “Bagwell’s third novel is an engrossing look at a powerful woman in English history. Spanning age 12 through 40, the story moves at a nice pace through the life of four-time widow Bess of Hardwick. With the book’s rich descriptions, readers will feel as if they are right there among the pomp and circumstance of 1500s England, as Bess finds herself thrust into the glamorous, yet treacherous, court life of King Henry VIII. As Bess navigates her rise through society and secures her place in history, Venus in Winter becomes a worthy epic novel.” —RT book Reviews We are looking forward to this riveting new historical fiction novel from Gillian and so should you! Please share this post, and if you are not already a member of Left Coast Writers sign up today right here!
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Gillian Bagwell, author of The Darling Strumpet, The September Queen, and the new Venus in Winter Monday, July 1st, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Come and hear from the wonderfully talented and critically acclaimed author of historical fiction, Gillian Bagwell. She has written several books in the genre of historical fiction, centering around British royalty. Her latest novel, Venus in Winter, focuses on Bess of Hardwick, the four-times widowed noble whose power was second only to Queen Elizabeth. Gillian, whose background includes a stint as artistic director of the Pasadena Shakespeare Company, will be sharing tips on how to improve your readings and stage presence.