Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognised authority on women's history.   Her Cousins' War novels, reaching their dramatic conclusion with The King's Curse, were the basis for the highly successful BBC series, The White Queen. Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded over twenty years ago: Gardens for the Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for over 200 wells in the primary schools of this poor African country.   Philippa graduated from the University of Sussex and holds a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 at Edinburgh University. In 2016, she received the Harrogate Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction. Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire and welcomes visitors to her website,

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Books by this Author

The Last Tudor
Order of Darkness: Volumes i-iii
Three Sisters, Three Queens
Dark Tracks
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I am lucky in that I am in my study overlooking my garden in a beautiful part of England and the sun is shining. I wouldn't be anywhere but here.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I very much admire Nelson Mandela for his ability to forgive and be happy.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Porridge and fresh fruit

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I like Dorothea in Middlemarch.


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