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Philippa Gregory - Author

About the Author

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Several books later, she is looking at the family that precedes The Tudors in the The Cousins' War series, which was televised by the BBC as The White Queen.

Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for several hundred wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year at Edinburgh University, her love of history is the hallmark of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire. 

Author photo copyright: Johnny Ring.

 

Featured books by Philippa Gregory

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2017

There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret's boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret's proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2016

There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret's boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret's proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others.

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The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse...Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant...

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The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse...Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant...

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The King's Curse

The King's Curse

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

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The White Princess

The White Princess

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.

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Other books by Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2016

There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret's boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret's proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2016

There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIIIs sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIIIs kingdom.When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destinedwith Margarets younger sister Maryto a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margarets boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margarets proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2016

';There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters.We never take our eyes off each other.In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.' When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined with Margaret's younger sister Mary to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret's boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret's proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Imblanzirea reginei

Imblanzirea reginei

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2016

Ramasa vaduva pentru a doua oara la doar treizeci de ani, Kateryn Parr este curtata de regele Henric al VIII-lea si trebuie sa-l accepte drept sot, caci cine ar refuza un suveran capricios, care are putere de viata si de moarte asupra intregii tari? Noua regina este nevoita sa isi invinga repulsia fata de acest barbat batran si bolnav, sa faca fata intrigilor de la curte si, in acelasi timp, sa lupte pentru impunerea religiei anglicane. Odata cu trecerea timpului, Kateryn se dovedeste a fi mai puternica si mai inteligenta decat pare, iar personalitatea ei il cucereste treptat pe Henric. Insa ea trebuie sa-si ascunda adevarata iubire, fata de lordul Thomas Seymour, caci descoperirea acestei taine le-ar aduce amandurora moartea.

Dark Tracks

Dark Tracks

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Join the Order of Darkness in their quest to witness the end of the world in the fourth volume of Philippa Gregory's epic adventure series. PRAISE FOR THE ORDER OF DARKNESS SERIES: '...attractive characters, several layers of mystery, and as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail' The Daily Mail 'The plot is deftly conceived...and the setting richly detailed.' The Daily Telegraph 'This is still one of the most enthralling historical series of recent years, with Gregory's descriptions bringing 15th century Venice vividly to life' The Bookbag Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked by his master to uncover the truth behind strange happenings, Lady Isolde, her friend and confidant Ishraq, Luca's manservant Freize, and Brother Peter travel miles across medieval Europe - seeking out the signs of the end of days, judging the supernatural and testing the new science. Trapped in a village possessed by a dancing madness, the group fights to keep their own sanity. When Isolde dances away in red shoes and Ishraq takes dramatic revenge on their covert assassin the young people discover that the greatest danger is in the men who have come to their rescue. These are the truly dangerous madmen of Europe who carry a dark hatred that will last for centuries. Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear in this powerful series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Order of Darkness - Schatzwachter

Order of Darkness - Schatzwachter

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2015

Die Autorin von The White Queen schreibt fur junge LeserItalien, 1453: Alles deutet auf das bevorstehende Ende der Welt hin. Geruchte uber schwarze Magie, Werwolfe und andere mysteriose Erscheinungen ranken sich quer durch das Land. Im Auftrag eines geheimen Ordens macht sich der junge Novize Luca auf, diese ratselhaften Vorkommnisse aufzuklaren. An seiner Seite: sein treuer Diener Freize, sein Schreiber Peter, die junge Furstin Isobel und ihre Begleiterin Ishraq. In der schillernden Handelsmetropole Venedig soll Luca die Herkunft geheimnisvoller Goldmunzen ergrunden. Doch ihr heiliger Auftrag bietet ihm und seinen Gefahrten keinerlei Schutz mehr. Venedig funktioniert nach ganz eigenen Gesetzen. Vor allem Isolde gerat in grote Gefahr - und ihre Gefuhle fur Luca werden immer intensiver. Doch die Machte, denen sie sich stellen mussen, scheinen nicht von dieser Welt zu sein ...Der Abschluss der spannenden Trilogie: Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory at her best!

Blestemul regelui

Blestemul regelui

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2015

Curtea regelui Henric al VII-lea al Angliei este un loc dur, primejdios si nimeni nu stie asta mai bine decat Margaret Pole, tanara mostenitoare a Plantagenetilor. Fratele ei a fost intemnitat si executat din porunca monarhului, iar ea s-a casatorit, impotriva vointei sale, cu un nobil modest, sustinator al Tudorilor. Margaret pare sortita sa ramana in umbra pentru tot restul vietii, dar intamplarea o aduce la rangul de protectoare si apoi doamna de companie a reginei Caterina de Aragon, prima sotie a legendarului Henric al VIII-lea. Din aceasta ipostaza, Margaret trebuie sa infrunte o tripla provocare: sa-si apere regina, careia ii este loiala, sa-si protejeze interesele si familia la curtea Angliei si sa se fereasca de suspiciunea crescanda a unui rege vanitos. Mai mult decat orice, Henric isi doreste cu disperare un mostenitor, pe care Caterina pare incapabila sa i-l ofere. Cu cat deznadejdea lui creste, cu atat dusmania i se indreapta mai mult impotriva lui Margaret, de al carei nume ilustru Henric se simte amenintat.

Der Konigsfluch

Der Konigsfluch

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2015

Einst trug sie ihren Namen mit Stolz. Doch nun meidet Margaret Plantagenet aus dem Hause York jeden Hinweis auf ihre Herkunft - ihr Leben ware sonst nicht sicher. Denn durch Verrat auf dem Schlachtfeld haben die Tudors die englische Krone an sich gerissen und furchten alles, das an die rechtmaige Thronfolge unter den Yorks erinnert. Im Haus ihres Gemahls wird Margaret zur Vertrauten der spanischen Prinzessin Katharina von Aragn. Als diese Tudor-Knig Henry VIII. heiratet, wird Margaret von ihr zur ersten Hofdame ernannt. Ungeduldig wartet Henry auf einen Erben. Aber ein Sohn nach dem anderen stirbt. Sind all seine Nachkommen verflucht? Henrys Gromtigkeit schlgt in Misstrauen um. Auch Margaret muss pltzlich seinen Zorn frchten. Der geliebte Herrscher wird zum Tyrann, ganz England leidet unter seiner Willkr Eine packende und detaillierte Chronik. Wrmstens empfohlen!"e; (Library Journal)"e;Mit ihrem umfassenden Wissen erweckt die Historikerin diese berhmte Geschichte zum Leben."e; (The Sun-News)"e;Ein erhellendes Portrt."e; (Publishers Weekly)"e;Eine exzellente Erweiterung des Genres. Nicht nur wegen der einzigartigen Perspektive auf die Ereignisse, sondern auch wegen der wunderbar dahinflieenden Erzhlung und der beeindruckend komplex dargestellten Charaktere."e; (Historical Novel Society)

Order of Darkness - Sturmbringer

Order of Darkness - Sturmbringer

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2015

Die Autorin von The White Queen schreibt fur junge LeserItalien, 1453: Alles deutet auf das bevorstehende Ende der Welt hin. Geruchte uber schwarze Magie, Werwolfe und andere mysteriose Erscheinungen ranken sich quer durch das Land. Im Auftrag eines geheimen Ordens macht sich der junge Novize Luca auf, diese ratselhaften Vorkommnisse aufzuklaren. An seiner Seite: sein treuer Diener Freize, sein Schreiber Peter, die junge Furstin Isobel und ihre Begleiterin Ishraq. Lucas Auftrag fuhrt die ungleichen Reisegefahrten in eine kleine Kustenstadt, die von Aberglauben zerfressen ist. Ein charismatischer Prediger will von hier aus einen Kinderkreuzzug ins Heilige Land fuhren, um den gefurchteten Aufstieg des Osmanischen Reichs zu verhindern. Wahrend er seinen Anhangern verspricht, das Meer werde sich vor ihnen teilen, ahnt niemand, welche Gefahr ihnen allen droht ...Die Fortsetzung der spannenden Trologie: Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory at her best!

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/09/2015

Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Taming of the Queen

Taming of the Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIIIs sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name.Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wivesKing Henry VIIIcommands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryns trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henrys dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresythe punishment is death by fire and the kings name is on the warrant From an author who has described all of Henrys queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Order of Darkness - Schicksalstochter

Order of Darkness - Schicksalstochter

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2015

Die Autorin von The White Queen schreibt fur junge LeserItalien, 1453: Alles deutet auf das bevorstehende Ende der Welt hin. Geruchte uber schwarze Magie, Werwolfe und andere mysteriose Erscheinungen ranken sich quer durch das Land. Im Auftrag eines geheimen Ordens macht sich der junge Novize Luca auf, diese ratselhaften Vorkommnisse aufzuklaren. Sein erster Fall fuhrt ihn in ein Kloster, dessen Nonnen unter schrecklichen Visionen leiden und die Wundmale Christi zeigen. Angeklagt wird die hubsche Isobel - einzig Luca glaubt an ihre Unschuld. Doch kann er sie auch beweisen? Die Suche nach der Wahrheit fuhrt ihn tief in den Abgrund der dunkelsten Angste und Geheimnisse des Mittelalters.Der Auftakt zu einer spannenden Trilogie: Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory at her best!

Doamna apelor

Doamna apelor

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Orbirea zugraveste o lume stranie, o lume a nebuniei în care cu totii sufera de o forma oarecare de dementa, de la personajul central, savantul Kien, pâna la menajera si, ulterior, sotia sa, Therese, de la intendentul Pfaff la piticul cocosat Fischerle si chiar la psihiatrul Kien, fratele savantului. Toti sunt marcati de tare fizice, psihice si spirituale care le reduc existenta la o singura preocupare obsesiva, prin prisma careia înteleg lumea. Kien este carturarul închis în turnul de fildes al imensei sale biblioteci, intelectualul care nu întelege sa accepte vreo alta preocupare si care nu vrea sa jertfeasca nici o clipa daca nu are legatura cu cercetarile sale. El este „capul fara lume“, cu viata rânduita si planificata pâna la secunda, a carui obsesie este declansata de teama de orbire, care-i aminteste de Eratosthene si de arderea bibliotecii din Alexandria.

Printesa statornica

Printesa statornica

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2015

E cunoscuta drept sotia stearpa a unui rege puternic, dar în spatele acestei imagini se ascunde o poveste seducatoare. Katherine de Aragon este Infanta Spaniei, nascuta din stirpe de razboinici, din parinti cu sânge nobil. La nici patru ani ea e fagaduita unui Print de Wales, lui Arthur, si crescuta ca viitoare Regina a Angliei. Nu are nici o farâma de îndoiala ca soarta o va aduce la curtea unei tari de la capatul lumii, o tara rece si uitata de Dumnezeu. Arthur este înca un copil când se întâlnesc; obiceiurile noii ei lumi sunt aspre, mâncarea e ciudata, ca si oamenii, care o privesc cu raceala. Încet-încet îsi uita însa temerile, viata devine mai usoara; dar Arthur moare de timpuriu si Katherine e din nou în voia sortii. Visul ei de a conduce un regat se întuneca iar. Salvarea va veni însa de la Henric, rasfatatul si mai tânarul frate al lui Arthur, cu care Katherine se va casatori. Curtea regala se împotriveste, parintii îi sunt prea putin de ajutor. Katherine nu-si dezminte însa stirpea razboinica: va face orice sa-si împlineasca visul, va minti daca va fi nevoie si va muri mintind, dar va fi sotia viitorului Henric al VIII-lea si Regina Angliei.

Das Erbe der weien Rose

Das Erbe der weien Rose

Author: Philippa Gregory Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2014

Weie Rose, rote Rose - ein Kampf zwischen Liebe und VernunftHenry Tudor hat sich nach der siegreichen Schlacht von Bosworth 1485 zum Knig krnen lassen. Doch der neugewonnene Frieden ist fragil: Um die verfeindeten Huser York und Lancaster miteinander zu vereinen, heiratet er Elizabeth von York. Die Loyalitt der Knigin wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt, als ein junger Mann auftaucht und Anspruch auf den Thron erhebt. Elizabeth muss sich entscheiden, wem ihre Treue gilt: ihrem Gemahl, den sie langsam zu lieben lernt, oder dem Mann, der behauptet, ihr Bruder zu sein. "e;Philippa Gregory schreibt wirklich verdammt gut."e; (Brigitte)