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Royall House to Host Author Sally Gunning

Historic fiction author will give a presentation in October.

The following was submitted by Tom Lincoln on behalf of the Royall House:

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., Cape Cod author Sally Gunning will present a free program at the Royall House & Slave Quarters at 15 George Street, Medford. She will discuss and sign The Widow's War, Bound, and The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, her critically acclaimed novels set in pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts.

Called “historical fiction at its very best” by the Boston Globe, Gunning’s novels are unforgettable stories of individual lives set against the public drama of our nation’s beginnings. By merging historical fact with riveting fiction, Gunning offers her readers both an intimate glimpse of daily life and a vivid sense of the race, gender, and class dynamics of eighteenth- century Massachusetts. Her novels are “highly recommended” by Library Journal. These three titles will be available for purchase at the event; 20% discount for RH&SQ members.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the archaeological exhibit and museum shop. Refreshments are served. Parking in front on George Street (access from Main Street end). On the 96 and 101 bus lines.

About the Royall House and Slave Quarters: In the eighteenth century, the Royall House and Slave Quarters property was home to the Massachusetts colony's largest slaveholding family and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible. Architecture, furnishings, and archaeological artifacts bear witness to the intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against
the backdrop of America's quest for independence. The Slave Quarters is believed to be the only remaining such structure in the northern United States, and the Royall House is among the finest colonial-era mansions in New England.

Guided Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m. (no 4 p.m. Tour on October 13). Modest admission.

For more information, call 781-396-9032, send an e-mail to Director@royallhouse.org Visit us online at RoyallHouse.org or find us at facebook.com/RoyallHouseSlaveQuarters.

Tom Lincoln September 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM
CORRECTION to Sally Gunning Book Reading and Signing Event Announcement for October 13: Please note that the doors will be open at 1 p.m. for Tours on the hour (no 4 p.m. Tour) and the free event starts at 4 p.m. Thank you. Tom Lincoln Royall House and Slave Quarters

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