Christopher Tilghman Chats about “Thomas and Beal in the Midi”


Mystery Loves Company Booksellers  of Oxford Welcome will be welcoming back Christopher Tilghman at the Robert Morris Inn Thursday June 20th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to chat with him over French wine and canapés about the third in his Maryland Mason’s Retreat saga. Thomas and Beal in the Midi follows Thomas heir to The Retreat set in Queens Anne’s County and his love for Beal a free black servant on the estate.

Due to Maryland’s miscegenation prohibiting black and white marriages, Thomas takes Beal from their home in Maryland to Paris where Thomas hopes they marriage and live freely. They arrive with help from a nun and friends whom they meet along the way. Beal becomes the toast of Paris as an artists model and is accepted into Paris society. Thomas researches how he can make a living and turns once again to his knowledge of farming and purchases a vineyard. Moving to the south of France, with trepidation from Beal, they find that marriage and the family they desire is not always without hardship.

In elegant lush prose, as in Mason’s Retreat and The Right Hand Shore, Tilghman once again illuminates the lives of all of the levels of society as he informs us of our humanity.


Date of Event: June 20, 2019
Time of event: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Robert Morris Inn, Oxford Maryland 21654

Mystery Loves Company Booksellers in Oxford will have Mr. Tilghman’s books for sale at the free event. For more information please contact Kathy Harig, Mystery Loves Company Booksellers 410-226-0010 or

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