Tag Archives: Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

From Goodreads: “The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

I think Philippa Gregory often gets a bad rap in historical fiction circles.  I admit she’s not a purist, but she doesn’t often venture outside the realm of real possibility, either. The Queen’s Fool is a good example of a well-written … Continue reading

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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen is Philippa Gregory’s account of the life of Elizabeth Woodville, the British Queen married to King Edward IV.  Numerous objections to their marriage (as well as the Lancaster claim to the English throne), made Edward’s reign tenuous.  … Continue reading

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The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

I’m plodding along with Philippa’s Gregory’s Tudor series.  In The Boleyn Inheritance, the focus is on two of Henry VIII lesser known wives:  Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard.  Neither were married to Henry for very long.  Anne of Cleves … Continue reading

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The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

I keep going back and forth about author Philippa Gregory.  I’ve read The Other Boleyn Girl and was disappointed because it was a trashy version of good historical fiction.  Which is probably why it was a best-seller.  But then I … Continue reading

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Virgin Earth by Philippa Gregory

I am a historical fiction fan.  I have read some of Philippa Gregory’s bestsellers, and I’ve liked them, but not loved them.  Books like The Other Boleyn Girl are what I call “pop historical fiction,” and while they can be … Continue reading

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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

When I received this Advance Review Copy from the Publisher, I had only read one other book by Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl.  While Gregory is clearly a gifted writer, I tend to be a bit of a purist … Continue reading

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