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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen

Philippa Gregory

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This is a must for any of you who devour their historical fiction. Focusing on one of the most scandalous and intriguing times in British history The White Queen centres around Elizabeth Woodville, the mother of the Princes in the Tower. Incredibly rich in historical fact and with characters so convincingly imagined you will be totally drawn in to this story of politics, power, murder and scandal. This is Philippa Gregory at the top of her game and we thoroughly recommend it.

The Cousins' War series:
1. The White Queen
2. The Red Queen
3. The Lady of the Rivers
4. The Kingmaker's Daughter

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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower. An active player in the power struggles that surrounded her, she made hard and courageous choices, always trying to protect those whom she loved. Informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills, Philippa Gregory gives an unforgettable voice to an extraordinary woman at the heart of a devastating conflict.

About the Author

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory was our Guest Editor in October 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Dr Philippa Gregory studied history at the University of Sussex and was awarded a PhD at the University of Edinburgh for her work on eighteenth century novels and their readership. Philippa is a recognised authority on women's history and a regular contributor to TV and radio programmes as well as international newspapers. Her bestselling Tudor series includes The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film, and her most recent collection, the Cousins' War series, includes three Number One bestsellers, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers. She is the author of 23 novels including her recent debut Young Adult novel The Changeling, which is the first part of her Order of Darkness series. Philippa welcomes visitors to her site

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15th April 2010


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400 pages


Historical Fiction
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