Philippa Gregory

Author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen...

Philippa Gregory

Biography

Date of birth: 9 January 1954

Philippa Gregory is best known for her distinctive first-person historical narratives set around the Tudor period of British monarchy. She published her first novel, Wideacre, in 1987 - the book was written whilst Gregory studied for a PhD in 18th century history and literature.

Two of Gregory's best-loved novels are Earthly Joys and Virgin Earth, based on the true-life story of father and son John Tradescant, working in the upheaval of the English Civil War. In these works Gregory pioneered the genre which has become her own: fictional biography, the true story of a real person brought to life with painstaking research and passionate verve.

The flowering of this new style was undoubtedly The Other Boleyn Girl, a runaway best-seller which stormed the US market and then went worldwide telling the story of the little-known sister to Anne Boleyn. Now published in 26 countries with more than a million copies in print in the US alone, this is becoming a classic historical novel, winning the Parker Pen Novel of the Year award 2002, and the Romantic Times fictional biography award. The Other Boleyn Girl was made into a tv drama, and a major film starring Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn, Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and Eric Bana as Henry VIII.

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Fools' Gold

Fools' Gold

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Luca Vero and his friends are plunged into the heady whirlwind of Venice, the world's busiest marketplace, where everything - and everyone - is for sale. Their mission from the Pope is no protection: this city has its own laws. Meanwhile,...
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The Red Queen

The Red Queen (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

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4 out of 5

The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious... Read more

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The White Queen

The White Queen (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 15/04/2010
Publisher: Pocket Books

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4 out of 5

Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the... Read more

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The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 01/05/2007
Publisher: Harper

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4 out of 5

From the bestselling author of 'The Other Boleyn Girl', Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry... Read more

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The Queen's Fool

The Queen's Fool (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 04/05/2004
Publisher: Harper

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4 out of 5

A stunning novel set in the Tudor court, from the Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory. The rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister... Read more

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The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 07/10/2002
Publisher: Harper

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4 out of 5

Fabulous historical by No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, the queen of Tudor novels. Set in the court of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn attracts the... Read more

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The Constant Princess (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 02/05/2006
Publisher: Harper

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4 out of 5

Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of... Read more

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The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 25/04/2005
Publisher: Harper

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3 out of 5

Sumptuous historical novel set in the court of Elizabeth I, from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl.... Read more

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Wideacre (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 16/10/2006
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Philippa Gregory's first novel and first in the bestselling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the eighteenth... Read more

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A Respectable Trade

A Respectable Trade (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
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The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and... Read more

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The Favoured Child

The Favoured Child (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 16/10/2006
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5 out of 5

The second novel in the bestselling Wideacre Trilogy, a compulsive drama set in the eighteenth century. By Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other... Read more

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Meridon (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 02/01/2002
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This is the third volume in the bestselling Wideacre Trilogy of novels. Set in the eighteenth century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory... Read more

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The Wise Woman (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 04/02/2002
Publisher: Harper

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4 out of 5

Reissue of Philippa Gregory's disturbing novel of passion and betrayal in Tudor England. A haunting story of a woman's desire in a time of... Read more

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Earthly Joys

Earthly Joys (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 16/10/2006
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Sweeping historical novel from Philippa Gregory the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Set in the 1600s and seen through... Read more

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The Other Queen

The Other Queen (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 07/06/2008
Publisher: Harper

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A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom... Read more

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The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Kingmaker's Daughter (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 14/03/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

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Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the... Read more

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The White Princess (Paperback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 27/02/2014
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The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville... Read more

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Fools' Gold

Fools' Gold (Hardback)

by Philippa Gregory

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

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Luca Vero and his friends are plunged into the heady whirlwind of Venice, the world's busiest marketplace, where everything - and everyone - is... Read more

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