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. Her Cousin's 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 is a former student of Sussex University and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University. In 2016, she was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award by the Historical Writers' Association. Her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire and welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com

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The Last Tudor
Order of Darkness: Volumes i-iii
Three Sisters, Three Queens
Dark Tracks
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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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. My beloved horse, now retired from work, has one of the most idyllic lives one can imagine. He does nothing, he is adored for being himself, and he has limitless food and leisure. He is also incredibly beautiful.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I hate not being able to work modern technology.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Without a doubt-- ranger on a big game preserve, re-wilding Africa.

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