Join us at 6.30pm on 7th July for the launch of Joanne Limburg's beautiful new novel, A Want of Kindness.
The wicked, bawdy Restoration court is no place for a child princess. Ten year-old Anne cuts an odd figure: a sickly child, she is drawn towards improper pursuits. Cards, sweetmeats,scandal and gossip with her Ladies of the Bedchamber figure large in her life. But as King Charles's niece, Anne is also a political pawn, who will be forced to play her part in the troubled Stuart dynasty. As Anne grows to maturity, she is transformed from overlooked Princess to the heiress of England. Forced to overcome grief for her lost children, the political manoeuvrings of her sister and her closest friends and her own betrayal of her father, she becomes one of the most complex and fascinating figures of English history.
A Want of Kindness is an ambitious, absorbing and authentic historical novel which re-imagines Anne's life from child princess in the glittering Restoration court to Queen of England. It will be available to purchase at the event for the special price of £12.99 (usual price £14.99).
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When & Where
Heffers has been selling books in Cambridge since 1876 and is part of the fabric of the historic city centre. We pride ourselves on being a proper bookshop, packed with a vast range of titles from all kinds of subjects to explore, and with knowledgeable and friendly booksellers who are ready to offer advice and recommendations. Our literary event schedule is a busy one, with at least one event taking place most weeks throughout the year, and we are also the bookseller of choice for the Cambridge Literary Festival. Heffers also stocks an impressive range of non-book items including a fantastic selection of board games and we even run a regular games night called Board Games in the Bookshop.
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