A study of the women, Elizabeth Woodville, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Margaret Beaufort, behind Philippa Gregory’s cycle of novels, The Cousins’ War. This is also a welcome examination of historical fiction, the role of women in history and the truth behind the novels. The very best historical fiction can lead the reader into an understanding of the period and lead to a quest for more information. Philippa Gregory’s powerful novels, are one such example, who were these women, what do we know about them and their times and how are their stories woven into fiction?
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September 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
If you love Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction you should not miss this fascinating companion volume that tells the extraordinary true stories behind the three heroines of her books; The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers.
In 2012 Philippa Gregory will be bringing history alive for yonger readers with the publication of her first young adult fiction title. We can't wait!