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Maggie O’Farrell – The Marriage Portrait

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

£3.00 – £25.00

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The Marriage Portrait – Book & In-person Audience
This option includes a signed - and if requested, dedicated - copy of The Marriage Portrait. It also gives you access to watch the event in the bookshop as part of an in-person audience.
£ 25.00
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The Marriage Portrait – Voucher & In-person Audience
This option includes an £8 voucher, which can be used on any items in the bookshop and on our website - including books by featured authors. It also gives you access to watch the event in the bookshop as part of an in-person audience.
£ 8.00
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The Marriage Portrait – Early Bird Voucher & In-person Audience
This option includes a £5 voucher, which can be used on any items in the bookshop and on our website - including books by featured authors. It also gives you access to watch the event in the bookshop as part of an in-person audience.
£ 5.00
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The Marriage Portrait – Book & Livestream
This option includes a signed - and if requested, dedicated - copy of The Marriage Portrait. It also gives you access to watch the livestream of the event from home.
£ 25.00
Unlimited
The Marriage Portrait – Voucher & Livestream
This option includes a £3 voucher, which can be used on any items in the bookshop and on our website - including books by featured authors. It also gives you access to watch the livestream of the event from home.
£ 3.00
Unlimited

We’re absolutely delighted that Maggie O’Farrell will be here in the bookshop for an event in celebration of her highly-anticipated new novel, The Marriage Portrait. We’re huge fans of Maggie’s work and we cannot wait for her intricate storytelling to immerse us all in the world of Lucrezia de’ Medici and 1560s Florence.

We are planning for this event to take place in the bookshop with an in-person audience, as well as a livestream for attendees watching from home. On the night of the event, our team will be wearing masks.

Please note that vouchers can be used on any item in the bookshop and on our website – including books by Maggie O’Farrell. Please consider supporting the bookshop by purchasing a book or voucher.

About The Marriage Portrait:

‘I thought I had made myself clear. I want something that conveys her majesty, her bloodline. Do you understand? She is no ordinary mortal. Treat her thus.’

Florence, the 1560s. Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici, is free to wander the palazzo at will, wondering at its treasures and observing its clandestine workings. But when her older sister dies on the eve of marriage to Alfonso d’Este, heir to the Duke of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: Alfonso is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father to accept on her behalf.

Having barely left girlhood, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appears before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble?

As Lucrezia sits in uncomfortable finery for the painting which is to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court’s eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferrarese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, her future hangs entirely in the balance.

Maggie O’Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling novel Hamnet, which was Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 and the Waterstones Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Hamnet has been translated into 32 languages, spent 38 weeks in the UK top ten and has been optioned for film by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin productions. She wrote the no. 1 bestselling memoir I Am, I Am, I Am, and the novels After You’d GoneMy Lover’s LoverThe Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand That First Held Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, Instructions for a Heatwave and This Must Be the Place. She is also the author of a book for children, Where Snow Angels Go. She lives in Edinburgh.

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Cost:
£3.00 – £25.00
Event Category:
https://theportobellobookshop.com/event/maggie-ofarrell-the-marriage-portrait/

Organiser

The Portobello Bookshop
Phone:
0131 629 6756
Email:
info@theportobellobookshop.com
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Venue

at The Portobello Bookshop
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