Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the internationally bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl. Now she is looking at the family that preceded the Tudors: the magnificent Plantaganets, a family of complex rivalries, loves, and hatreds.
Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. A former student of Sussex university, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire. She welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com

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Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house­hold for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV....

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Bestselling author Philippa Gregory answers three fan questions from Goodreads before the release of her new novel, 'The Taming of the Queen'.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am affectionate and loving.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I don't think about it.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Regret is really a complete waste of time unless you use it to change.

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