Books by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory is the author of fourteen books, one of which, Wideacre, was a New York Times bestseller. She holds a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh and lives in England.


THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"As usual, Gregory delivers a spellbinding (and definitely York-biased) exposé."
In the aftermath of the Wars of the Roses, the new queen of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, struggles with divided loyalties. Read full book review >
STORMBRINGERS by Philippa Gregory
Released: June 4, 2013

"Another miss, and we're only halfway through the series. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
The second volume of a projected quartet of historical/paranormal novels is as sloppy as the first, Changeling (2012). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Although their fates are known, Gregory creates suspense by raising intriguing questions about whether her characters will transcend their historical reputations."
The latest of Gregory's Cousins' War series debunks—mostly—the disparaging myths surrounding Richard III and his marriage to Anne Neville. Read full book review >
CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >
THE LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

A duchess endowed with second sight is caught up in the War of the Roses, in another installment of Gregory's Cousins' War series (The Red Queen, 2010).

The story opens as Jacquetta, a young princess of Luxembourg, befriends Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

THE RED QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Gregory once again demonstrates her flair for dramatizing history."
Second in Gregory's series about the War of the Roses, this time featuring a determined matriarch of the Lancastrian clan. Read full book review >
THE WHITE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A mixed result in this first of a new series."
Gregory's latest fiction (The Other Queen, 2008, etc.) moves from the Tudors to their predecessors, the Plantaganets, and their War of the Roses. Read full book review >
FALLEN SKIES by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"This great doorstop of a romantic tragedy illustrates Gregory's winning formula: A young woman triumphs despite a hostile male society."
Gregory (The Other Queen, 2008, etc.) leaves Tudor gowns behind for the Jazz Age in this addictive tale, originally published in the United Kingdom in 1993, of two wounded soldiers and the pervasive cost of war. Read full book review >
THE OTHER QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Not without interest, but this claustrophobic novel should be more intriguing than it is."
Gregory (The Boleyn Inheritance, 2006, etc.) makes a return trip to Tudor England, focusing on the period when Mary, Queen of Scots, fleeing from rebel Scottish lords, found herself imprisoned in England by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Read full book review >
A RESPECTABLE TRADE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A vivid depiction of the trade and the ruined lives left in its wake."
The latest page-turner from Gregory (The Boleyn Inheritance, Dec. 2006, etc.) is a sobering account of the English slave trade, with a bit of romance thrown in. Read full book review >
THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Royal history spoon-fed in a highly digestible form."
The author of The Other Boleyn Girl (2002) returns to the executed queen's doomed family in a historical novel that maps the sad demise of Henry VIII in a series of intimate personal testimonies. Read full book review >
THE CONSTANT PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Gregory makes the broad sweep of history vibrant and intimate—and hinges it all on a bit of romance."
Gregory (The Virgin's Lover, 2004, etc.) is back in Tudor England to reimagine the reign of Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN’S FOOL by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Another intelligent and engrossing tale of Tudor England from Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl, 2002, etc.)."
It's 1553, and a teenaged girl with a dangerous secret is caught up in royal intrigue as she tries to serve a scheming lord, an unhappy queen, and the queen's ambitious sister. Read full book review >
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Absorbing tale of a Renaissance family determined to climb as high as they can, whatever the cost."
Historically based, page-turning story of Mary Boleyn, sister of the infamous Anne, decapitated by Henry VIII: here, as much a tale of love and lust as it is a saga about an ambitious family who used their kin as negotiable assets. Read full book review >
ZELDA’S CUT by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2001

Isobel Tucker is a prizewinning novelist, but recently her books haven't been making money. Read full book review >

THE LITTLE HOUSE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Gregory, author of five previous historicals with feminist twists (Wideacre, 1987, etc.), offers a contemporary psychological thriller that may prove to be a crossover hit. Reminiscent of Fay Weldon's novels of vanquished women (though with none of her biting wit and satire), Gregory's book is a tight little tale of a woman tormented by her family. Read full book review >

THE WISE WOMAN by Philippa Gregory
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

A spite-spitting, direful tale set in the reign of England's Henry VIII—and starring a worthy successor to the terrible Beatrice, the murderous prime mover of Gregory's Wideacre (1987), of the Lacey Trilogy. Read full book review >

FLORIZELLA AND THE WOLVES by Philippa Gregory
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

From a British author of adult historical romances, a refreshingly offbeat kid-and-animal adventure dressed up as a feminist fairy tale: Princess Florizella doesn't mind not being beautiful, and has no intention of marrying handsome Prince Bennett next door, but they're good friends. Read full book review >