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Better Reading Preview: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

July 3, 2019

Our next Preview title is Tidelands by Philippa Gregory! To register your interest in being a Preview reviewer for this title, just fill out the form below. Please only enter once, and please note we have 50 copies of this book to give away:

Sorry, the number of entries for this title has been reached. Please look out for our next Preview title, coming soon!

Better Reading Preview: An exclusive chance to read and review free books before anyone else

We invite our trusted community to engage directly with the nation-wide conversation about books by registering for Preview, our new crowd-sourced book review platform. Due to the insight and perceptiveness of our readers, we are launching a platform that allows your voice to be heard.

How do I express interest in reviewing a book?

Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t already!) to hear about the next Preview campaign.

When a campaign is launched, the first 50 people to successfully express interest in becoming a Preview reviewer, by filling in the registration form, will be selected to receive and review a free advance copy of the specified book. Usually these advance copies are printed three to four months before they hit bookshops, making Preview a great way to find out about upcoming titles before anyone else.

But be warned – there are only limited copies of each Preview book available for review, so you need to register your interest immediately.

When you register you are expressing interest for the following:

A free advance copy of the specified book sent to your postal address, in exchange for a brief review of the book that may be used for promotional purposes by Better Reading and the relevant publisher.

Important details:

– We need all your details, including your email address and postal address, for your expression of interest to be successful.

– Preview is currently only open to Australia-based readers.

– A successful registration to review a Preview book is for that single title, only. With every new Preview book announced, you will need to express interest again.

– When announced, Preview expressions of interest are open for one week, OR until all reviewing spots have been filled.

– Better Reading and the relevant publisher will never share the details provided by Preview reviewers for any purposes beyond the relevant Preview campaign.

– Preview demand is very high, and there are only limited spots available for each title. To keep things fair, if you fail to provide a review for a Preview title on two occasions, you will unfortunately not be selected for future Preview titles.

What happens after I express interest?

If you have been successful, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards from Better Reading. This will contain a review deadline and a link through which to submit your review. It will also contain other details on the reviewing process.

About your Preview review:

– Preview reviews may feature on the Better Reading website and the Better Reading Facebook page. The relevant publisher may also use the reviews for promotion. When reviews are used for promotional purposes, each reviewer will only be identified by their first name and Australian state. Reviews may be edited slightly, just for the purposes of brevity and clarity.

– Social media posts about Preview may be shared by Better Reading on its social media channels and/ or website.

– All Preview reviews must be no longer than 200 words and must be received by the deadline specified in your confirmation email. You will generally have four weeks to submit your review, from the time you receive your book.

– We want you to have fun with Preview – post photos of your book on Instagram or Facebook when you receive it, and when you’ve read it, share your thoughts using the hashtag #BRPreview. Be sure to tag Better Reading in your posts – we love to hear from our readers! And if you have a Goodreads account, we encourage you to share your reviews there too.


  1. Melissa Quinton

    Melissa Quinton
    11 Cedric Street
    Ivanhoe East VIC 3079

  2. Caroline Gunnulson

    Looks like an awesome read.

  3. Anne Fenwick

    Love the historical fiction and hers are among the best.

  4. Caroline Gunnulson

    My address is 70 Denton Park Drive Rutherford NSW 2320

  5. Trina Nordio

    I’d love to preview this book. Thank you!

    1. Trina Nordio

      My address is :
      11 Phillip Street
      Balmain NSW 2041

  6. Elizabeth Clinch

    I would love to review this book.

  7. Di Nash

    I love Philippa Gregory books! Please consider me!!

  8. Sharon Canavan

    I would be honoured to read and review

  9. Kecia Sandford-Clisby

    Would love to read this!
    Kecia Sandford-Clisby
    12/32 Khartoum Road
    Macquarie Park NSW 2113

  10. Kimbalie MacKenzie

    One of my fave authors, would love to review this!

  11. Raelene Hall

    Adore Phillips Gregory books, would be thrilled to preview this one!

  12. Natasha Emery

    Please I have read all her other books. I would love to review this book

  13. Victoria Green

    I’ve read quite a few of her books and would love to preview this one.

  14. Christine Gilbert

    Would love to read this one!

  15. Gwen Scorgie

    I have read every book published that phillipa Gregory has written ( includung her childrens series ) this lady would without a doubt be my favourite author. I love her writing style , I love her stories. I hang out anxiously for her next release, cant wait to read this new book.

  16. Emma Keating

    I would love to review this book please

  17. Sue Greening

    I love historical fiction and Phillipa Gregory’s are the best.

  18. Beth Stackhouse

    I would love to read this as I love her books

  19. Neil Laughlin

    I love Phillipa Gregory’s books but haven’t read one for quite a few years…

  20. Bianca Harman

    I’d appreciate previewing and reviewing PhilippaGregory’s new book.

    Thank you 😊

  21. ASHLEE Lyon

    Huge fan of Philippa Gregory, her historical fiction books are amazing.

  22. Katy Ewer

    Would love to read this, Phillipa is by far my favourite author.. I always write my reviews on Goodreads .. thanking you

  23. Anna Loder

    I would LOVE to!!!

  24. Caz

    One of my favourite genres, and one of my favourite authors – count me in!

  25. Melissa Trevelion

    I would be everso’ grateful for the opportunity to read and review this book. Thank you.

  26. Lisa Richardson

    Yes Please l would love to read this book Thankyou

  27. Lisa Richardson

    Yes Please l would love to read this book Thankyou

  28. Fiona Reading

    I absolutely love her style of historical fiction and would happily stay up all night to read her new novel and write a review

  29. Mieke Schaap

    I would love to be one of the first to read this book and give a review on it.

  30. Loretta Thomasson

    I don’t know if I have read any of her books. but love reading .I read a variety of different books Will b sure to comment . Thank You 🌈

  31. Julia Gilchrist

    I’d love to preview Tidelands by Philippa Gregory. I have read several of her Tudor series featuring strong women, and with Scots, French and Irish ancestry, I’m fascinated by historical fiction set in Great Britain. My address: 28/252 Willoughby Rd Naremburn 2062.

  32. Kathrine Osborne

    I would be honoured to be able to read Phillipa Gregorys next book. She is my favorite author. My address is 114 Lacey St. Beckenham WA 6107

  33. Sue hall

    Yes please

  34. Janelle Collins

    I adore Philippa Gregory’s books, & tell everyone around me how great they are. She’s a master at her art.

  35. Sophie Barlow

    I’d love to review this book.

    My address is:

    1/52 Dalmore Street,
    Ashgrove QLD

  36. Karren Sandercock

    I would love to read Philippa Gregory’s new book pretty please.

  37. Bridgette Bruce

    Would love to review her latest, I have all of her previous books

  38. Kylie

    Yes please! Met her in Salisbury in 2017, and am friends with many fans of her work!

  39. Karen Fitzsimmons

    I am so excited at the prospect of a good period novel to read.

  40. Shona Clayton

    Hello can be a reviewer please? Love PG books and reading 📖

  41. Chris

    I adore Philippa Gregory’s books! The first book of hers I ever read was The Other Boleyn Girl and I absolutely fell in love with her storytelling!

  42. Margaret

    This story has me intrigued, would love to preview the book.

  43. Nicole Roslon

    This is a wonderful chance to try new series, thank you.

  44. Tania Jenner

    My favourite author – would love to sink my teeth into this new series.

  45. nerida morgan

    one of my favourite authors. Cant wait to read it

  46. Kim Beesley

    I love Phillipa Gregory’s historical fiction. One of my favourite genres and authors. I would so enjoy reviewing this first book of a new series.

  47. Cassandra Lynn

    I would dearly love to be chosen to review this book
    I love all historical books especially hers I have many and the books I don’t have my Mum does so we swap a lot

  48. Jacqueline Summers

    I would be absolutely thrilled to review “Tidelands”.

  49. Robyn Ross

    I am an avid library person and use your site to order the books from my library. It would be a priviledge to have my own copy of this book to read and enjoy and review. I have never had the chance to review a book before so that is very exciting!

  50. Judith Pettitt

    I’ve always loved Phillipa Gregory so the chance to review her new book is really special.
    I’m an avid reader and love reviewing so I hope I’m successful.

  51. Sharron Videon

    I have so many of Philippa’s books on my shelves. I am keen to read this new series to see how her writing and researching has evolved.

  52. Evie

    I would love to be part of this new series.

  53. Diana Gamra

    Would love to read this historical drama . I began reading her books in my 20’s

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