Love Books Tour Recap – The Gossip’s Choice by Sara Read
A chance to catch up with the tour, all the handy links below to each host.
The Gossip’s Choice by Sara Read
“Call The Midwife for the 17th Century”
Lucie Smith is a respected midwife who is married to Jacob, the town apothecary. They live happily together at the shop with the sign of the Three Doves. But sixteen-sixty-five proves a troublesome year for the couple. Lucie is called to a birth at the local Manor House and Jacob objects to her involvement with their former opponents in the English Civil Wars. Their only-surviving son Simon flees plague-ridden London for his country hometown, only to argue with his father. Lucie also has to manage her husband’s fury at the news of their loyal housemaid’s unplanned pregnancy and its repercussions.
The year draws to a close with the first-ever accusation of malpractice against Lucie, which could see her lose her midwifery licence, or even face ex-communication.
Dr Sara Read is a lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Her research is in the cultural representations of women, bodies and health in the early modern era.
She has published widely in this area with her first book Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England being published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
She is a member of the organising committee of the Women’s Studies Group, 1558-1837 and recently co-edited a special collection produced to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary.
She is also the co-editor of the popular Early Modern Medicine blog. With founding editor Dr Jennifer Evans, Sara wrote a book about health and disease in this era Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 (Pen and Sword 2017).
Sara regularly writes for history magazines such as Discover Your Ancestors and History Today. In 2017 she published an article ‘My Ancestor was a Midwife’ tracing the history of the midwifery profession for Who Do You Think You Are? magazine in 2017. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Freethinking programme and is often to be heard on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio WM.
Follow Sara on Twitter @saralread
20th April Jera’s Jamboree – https://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/historical-fiction-the-gossips-choice-sara-read/
20th April My Reading Corner – https://www.myreadingcorner.co.uk/2020/04/the-gossips-choice-by-sara-read-blog-tour-extract-thegossipschoice-wildpressed-saralread-lovebooksgroup-lovebookstours.html
21st April The Magic Of Wor(l)ds – https://bit.ly/2Y9abI9
21st April beadyjansbooks – https://beadyjansbooks.blogspot.com/2020/04/blogtour-and-my-review-of.html
21st April Jane Hunt Writer – https://bit.ly/2YdDycr
21st April Just a Girl Who Loves to Read – https://www.instagram.com/p/B_O65pgAWhe/
22nd April Bertyboy123 – https://bit.ly/2zus7Tj
22nd April A Lover of Books https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/blog-tour-the-gossips-choice-by-sara-read/
22nd April Read with Care – https://www.instagram.com/p/B_RkLyxjoxE/
23rd April Portobello Book Blog – https://bit.ly/3cXr50R
23rd April b for bookreview – https://bit.ly/2SbCeDj
24th April C is for Claire Reads – https://www.instagram.com/p/B_YAbD5gNO9/
24th April On The Shelf Book Blog – https://ontheshelfbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/24/24-april-the-gossips-choice-kelly/
25th April Being Anne – https://bit.ly/3aG3jVv
26th April Book Reviews Today – https://bookreviewstoday.info/2020/04/26/the-gossips-choice-by-sara-read/
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