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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Although the complexity of the historical and political events threatens to overwhelm Jacquetta's story, the suspenseful pace never flags."
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). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >