The White Queen

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 18, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the Tower
The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen
The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.
* 'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times
* 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express
* 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday
  

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Give us some love scenes. - Goodreads
Unfortunately, the storytelling is weak too. - Goodreads
Edward starts listening to his wife's advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

My first Philippa Gregory, picked up partly because it was on sale at Audible, and partly because I was interested in learning more about the mother of the Princes in the Tower and that particular ... Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

This first book in a stunning new series - The Cousins' War - chronicles the lives of women set during the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville, a common woman who catches the eye of the newly ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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