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 Taming of the Queen
The King's Curse
The White Princess
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Ask the Author: Philippa Gregory Answers Fan Questions

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’s your fantasy profession?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I am terribly bossy.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I should love to meet Elizabeth I and ask her about the mysteries of her time: her attitude to marriage, to Mary, Queen of Scots, the reasons behind her decisions.


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