Books by Philippa Gregory

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The Last Tudor

Philippa Gregory – author of the White Queen and White Princess novels, and of The Other Boleyn Girl – needs no introduction from me. This somewhat disastrous fifteenth tome in her series chronicling the lives of the Plantagenet and Tudor dynasties sweeps us from the reign of Edward I to the exe ...

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The Last Tudor

Fans of historical fiction most likely aren't strangers to the writing of Philippa Gregory. She's perhaps best known for her masterful reimagining of the lives of the Tudors, especially sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn in her bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl. In this, the last novel in her Planta ...

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Wideacre

Philippa Gregory’s début novel, Wideacre, is a difficult book to describe without spoiling the plot, but I’ll give it a try.  I’ve read reviews which damned it and reviews which praised it, and I’ve agreed with both. Beatrice Lacey wants her family estate, Wideacre. Nothing more, nothi ...

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Changeling

Have you ever wondered what people did before the number zero? It has always existed, right? Not so. Changeling is about a world where zero is just starting to exist and to open up whole new worlds for people - and that is a fascinating adventure to be a part of. Luca is known as a ...

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Earthly Joys

This book wasn't what I expected. The cover promises a story "[that] witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court." OK, this sounds fascinating to me! I haven't read a really rich historical novel i ...

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The Virgin's Lover

I'll admit up front that I do not like the Tudors. I loathe Henry VIII and dislike all the rest of them. Had I lived back then, I robably would have lost my head. That said, I do love a good historical novel. One of my friends has been telling me how good Phillipa Gregory is and I’ve been pla ...

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The Queen's Fool

The Queen’s Fool shows the plotting, spying, and intrigue that lay at the heart of the court of Queen Mary of England, as seen through the eyes of a woman who was an outsider. If you like that sort of thing - as I do - you really should pick it up. It’s the kind of book that I don’t just want ...