Monday, September 3, 2012

Deborah Swift on tour for The Gilded Lily, September 13 – 28

Posted By amy @ 1:20 pm | 4 Comments

Join author Deborah Swift as she tours the blogosphere for the UK release of THE GILDED LILY from September 13 – 28. 

Publication Date:  September 13, 2012
Pan Macmillan


Winter, 1661. In her short life Sadie Appleby has never left rural Westmorland. But one night she is rudely awoken by her older and bolder sister, Ella. She has robbed her employer and is on the run. Together the girls flee their home and head for London, hoping to lose themselves in the teeming city. But the dead man’s relatives are in pursuit, and soon a game of cat and mouse ensues amongst the freezing warren that is London in winter. Ella is soon seduced by the glitter and glamour of city life and sets her sights on the flamboyant man-about-town, Jay Whitgift, owner of a beauty parlour for the wives of the London gentry. But nothing in the capital is what it seems, least of all Jay Whitgift. Soon a rift has formed between Ella and Sadie, and the sisters are threatened by a menace more sinister than even the law. Set in a brilliantly realised Restoration London, The Gilded Lily is a novel about beauty and desire, about the stories we tell ourselves, and about how sisterhood can be both a burden and a saving grace.


Deborah Swift used to work in the theatre and at the BBC as a set and costume designer, before studying for an MA in Creative Writing in 2007. She lives in a beautiful area of Lancashire near the Lake District National Park.  She is the author of The Lady’s Slipper and is a member of the Historical Writers Association, the Historical Novel Society, and the Romantic Novelists Association.

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Thursday, September 13
Review at Bippity Boppity Book
Review at Lit Addicted Brit

Friday, September 14
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, September 18
Review at Historical Tapestry
Author Guest Post at The True Book Addict

Wednesday, September 19
Review at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, September 20
Author Guest Post at Historical Tapestry

Friday, September 21
Review at Tanzanite’s Castle Full of Books
Author Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Monday, September 24
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, September 25
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Thursday, September 27
Review at The True Book Addict
Author Interview at Unabridged Chick

Friday, September 28
Review at Legacy of a Writer
Feature & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

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4 responses to “Deborah Swift on tour for The Gilded Lily, September 13 – 28”

  1. Heather Webb says:

    This book sounds intriguing, Deborah. I’ve just added it to my list! Congrats on your release. 🙂

  2. Hi Marci. lovely to have your support, and great to meet another Restoration London fan.

  3. Marci says:

    Deborah, this looks AWESOME! Restoration London is my weakness – love everything about the period. I simply cannot wait to get my hands on this novel and help promote you! See you around the blogs!
    Marci Jefferson

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