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 acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I should love to sing. I would quite like to cook. I would like to want to cook.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Right now, Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's chosen wife and Queen of England

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa

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