Nicole Galland, author of Godiva, on tour July 2013

Posted By on June 3, 2013

Godiva About Godiva

• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 2, 2013)

From the author of The Fool’s Tale comes a brilliantly crafted retelling of the legend of Lady Godiva

According to legend, Lady Godiva lifted the unfair taxation of her people by her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by riding through the streets of Coventry wearing only a smile. It’s a story that’s kept tongues wagging for nearly a thousand years. But what would drive a lady of the court to take off everything and risk her reputation, her life, even her wardrobe—all for a few peasants’ pennies?

In this daringly original, charmingly twisted take on an oft-imagined tale, Nicole Galland exposes a provocative view of Godiva not only in the flesh, but in all her glory. With history exonerating her dear husband, Godiva, helped along by her steadfast companion the abbess Edgiva, defies the tyranny of a new royal villain. Never before has Countess Godiva’s ride into infamy—and into an unexpected adventure of romance, deceit, and naked intrigue—been told quite like this.

Nicole GallandAbout Nicole Galland

Nicole Galland is the author of 4 previous novels: The Fool’s Tale, Revenge of the Rose, Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade and I, Iago. After growing up on Martha’s Vineyard and graduating with honors from Harvard, she divided most of the next 16 years between California and New York City before returning to the Vineyard to stay. During those 16 years she variously made her living in theater, screenwriting, magazine publishing, grad-schooling, teaching, temping, and random other enterprises. She is the co-founder of Shakespeare for the Masses, a project that irreverently makes the Bard accessible to the Bardophobics of the world. She is married to actor Billy Meleady.

Find out more about Nicole at her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Nicole’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 2nd: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, July 3rd: From L.A. to LA

Thursday, July 4th: West Metro Mommy

Tuesday, July 9th: Dreaming in Books

Wednesday, July 10th: A Dream Withing a Dream

Thursday, July 11th: A Bookish Affair

Saturday, July 13th: guiltless reading – guest post

Monday, July 15th: Col Reads

Tuesday, July 16th: Lectus

Wednesday, July 17th: nomadreader

Thursday, July 18th: guiltless reading

Tuesday, July 23rd: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 24th: Broken Teepee


2 Responses to “Nicole Galland, author of Godiva, on tour July 2013”

  1. Amanda says:

    Very exciting! I loved her book I, Iago and am wanting to read the rest of her novels. Can’t wait to check this one out!

  2. Abria @ Read. Write. Disciss. says:

    This looks like it’s going to be an amazing story 🙂

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