Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her Cousins’ War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds an honorary degree from Teesside University, and is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff. She welcomes visitors to her website,

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The White Queen
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Bestselling author Philippa Gregory answers three fan questions from Goodreads before the release of her new novel, 'The Taming of the Queen'.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My charity, Gardens for the Gambia, which has put more than a hundred wells in primary schools in The Gambia, changing the lives of thousands of children.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, authenticity and a loving heart

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

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


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