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Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film. Published in 2009, the bestselling The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins’ War (now known as The War of the Roses) and a new era for the acclaimed author.

Gregory lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire, where she keeps horses, hens and ducks. Visitors to her site, become addicted to the updates of historical research, as well as the progress of her ducklings.

Her other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago; Gardens for The G

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Wednesday 13th February 2013

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Average rating: 3.86 · 873,573 ratings · 49,558 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
The Other Boleyn Girl (The ...
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The Constant Princess (The ...
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The White Queen (The Cousin...
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The Queen's Fool (The Tudor...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 57,648 ratings — published 2003 — 52 editions
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The Boleyn Inheritance (The...
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The Virgin's Lover (The Tud...
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The Red Queen (The Cousins'...
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The Lady of the Rivers (The...
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Elizabeth(The Book Whisperer) I am such a huge fan! I love historical fiction so much, and your books are just perfect!

message 2: by Kellee (last edited Jan 28, 2013 08:57PM)

Kellee Farr I can never express the influence your work has had in my life. I struggled with reading anything above a young adult level (even into my late twenties)until I was given The Other Boleyn Girl. Thank you! I am dyslexic and the effort was never worth the story, until I found your work. I have never been drawn into a story as I was with that novel. You are a master at your craft, thank you for the influence you have had in my life!

What a great surprise to find out I have not purchased everything you have written. I can't wait to finish my collection and get lost in your world.

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Philippa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author here on Goodreads! I looooove your books. :)

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