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Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
  

Three Sisters, Three Queens

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A riveting new Tudor story featuring Katherine of Aragon, and King Henry VIII's sisters Margaret and Mary, chronicling the pivotal roles the three queens played in King Henry VIII's kingdom. 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.

If you like Philippa Gregory you might also like to read books by Reay Tannahill, Elizabeth Waite and Rebecca Dean.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

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.

Reviews

`Gregory makes history come alive ... riveting
Daily Express

`Rarely has history been so seductive
Tatler

`Her novels are filled with strong, determined women who take their fate into their own hands
Financial Times

`Philippa Gregory is truly the mistress of the historical novel. It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging
Sunday Express

`History comes gloriously alive as Elizabeth Woodville seduces and marries Yorkist King Edward IV
Daily Mirror

`Meticulously researched...for each novel she immerses herself in dozens of primary and secondary sources, before transforming them into vivid fiction
Sunday Telegraph

`Popular history at its best
Daily Mail

`Rollicking, page-turning stuff
Metro

`Lady Margaret Beaufort - cold, clever, calculating - will stop at nothing to put her son Henry Tudor on the throne. Gregory is very good at describing the bitchiness of the women in this tale of dynastic rivalry
Daily Telegraph

`Philippa Gregory has another hit on her hands with this gripping page-turner. Her novel simplifies and humanises the complex politics of the period
Sunday Times

`Gregory creates a world in which all but the most determined women are tools in the hands of powerful men... past-paced, convincing, vivid and engrossing
Daily Express

`Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told
The Times

`The contemporary mistress of historical crime
Kate Mosse

`Gregory brilliantly captures the torn loyalties, treacheries and tragedies that lie beneath the historical detail, to entertaining effect
Good Housekeeping

`The Taming of the Queen reads like a clever, intimate thriller
The Times

`Gregory dramatises the story of a reluctant royal wife negotiating the anxious, dangerous years of her marriage... written with her usual authority and capacity for great drama
Sunday Times

`A cleverly wrought political novel. In introducing Parr to a new audience, Gregory has done the first lady of English letters something of a favour
Sunday Telegraph

`A master storyteller...Gregory captures the intrigue and suspense of life at the Tudor court in vivid detail. She skilfully combines painstaking historical research with a gripping fictional narrative and her characters are so lifelike and engaging that they practically leap from the page
Daily Express

About the Author

Philippa Gregory

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

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.

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Publication date

9th August 2016

Author

Philippa Gregory

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
560 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781471133015

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