SI­MON AR­MITAGE: A POET’S LIFE

New chap­ter for Dales shep­herdess Philippa Gre­gory to delve into past

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about 400,000 people and we have a com­pany of nine or 10 to tell this story.”

It’s a story most people are at least vaguely fa­mil­iar with. “I think people know scraps about these myths, they prob­a­bly know about Achilles and they’ve prob­a­bly heard of the wooden horse, but they per­haps aren’t quite AMANDA Owen, star of the tele­vi­sion se­ries The Dales, will be cel­e­brat­ing the suc­cess of her new book at an event in In­gle­ton later this month.

The York­shire Shep­herdess reached num­ber five in the the Sun­day Times best­seller list fol­low­ing its re­lease last month and Amanda will be at In­gle­bor­ough Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on May 26. She will sign­ing copies of the book and pro­ceeds will go to­wards the com­mu­nity swim­ming pool. HIS­TOR­I­CAL nov­el­ist Philippa Gre­gory will be talk­ing about her life and work at an event in Marken­field Hall.

The 700-year-old build­ing, near Ripon, will pro­vide the back­drop for the sign­ing and talk by Gre­gory whose lat­est novel The King’s Curse, the fi­nal book in her her Cousins’ War se­ries, was pub­lished ear­lier this year.

Philippa Gre­gory will be at Marken­field Hall on June 3. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing 01765 692303.

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