Search Results: "Philippa Gregory"


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THE LAST TUDOR by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Tedium is inevitable as we watch these Tudor heirs wait."
The bloodlines, if not the ambitions, of three Tudor sisters imperil their lives. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Although Kateryn's studiousness makes for some dull reading, the pace picks up as her intellect becomes her greatest liability."
By pondering the mistakes of her predecessors, Kateryn Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII, manages to keep her head. Read full book review >

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

"An unblinking portrayal of psychological slavery, deeply bizarre family ties, betrayal, and courage."
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. Read full book review >

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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 >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

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THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Gregory's take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull."
The latest installment of Gregory's Tudor Court series fleshes out the sparse documentation on Queen Margaret of Scotland. Read full book review >