The White Queen (Philippa Gregory)

Another non-fiction title appears in these pages…  This book is by the author of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and tells of the family which preceded the Tudors, read on for further information:

“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.”  Nielsen Book Data Online

Mrs Bailey enjoyed this book enormously as can be seen by her comment here:

“History, but lively and entertaining!!! Brilliant book. 4 Stars.”

Read on and please let us have your thoughts on Philippa Gregory’s other work and, again, the film of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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