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Philippa Gregory's Tudor Court 6-Book Boxed Set: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, and The Other Queen Kindle Edition

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Length: 2967 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 7885 KB
  • Print Length: 2967 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (December 20, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 20, 2011
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L9B6HK
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Born in Kenya in 1954, Philippa Gregory moved to England with her family and was educated in Bristol and at the National Council for the Training of Journalists course in Cardiff. She worked as a senior reporter on the Portsmouth News, and as a journalist and producer for BBC Radio.

Philippa obtained a BA degree in History at the University of Sussex in Brighton and a PhD at Edinburgh University in 18th-century literature. Her first novel, Wideacre, was written as she completed her PhD and became an instant worldwide bestseller. On its publication, she became a full-time writer.

Wideacre was followed by a haunting sequel, The Favoured Child, and the delightful happy ending of the trilogy: Meridon. This novel was listed in Feminist Book Fortnight and for the Romantic Novel of the Year at the same time.

Her next book was The Wise Woman, a dazzling, disturbing novel of dark powers and desires set against the rich tapestry of the Reformation. Then came Fallen Skies, an evocative realistic story set after the First World War. Her novel A Respectable Trade took her back to the 18th century where her knowledge of the slave trade and her home town of Bristol explored the human cost of slavery. Gregory adapted her book for a highly acclaimed BBC television production which won the prize for drama from the Commission for Racial Equality and was shortlisted for a BAFTA for the screenplay.

Next came Earthly Joys and Virgin Earth, based on the true-life story of father and son both named 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 research and verve.

The jewel in the crown of this new style was undoubtedly The Other Boleyn Girl, a runaway bestseller which stormed the US market and then went worldwide telling the story of the little-known sister to Anne Boleyn. Now published globally, this classic historical novel won the Parker Pen Novel of the Year award 2002 and the Romantic Times fictional biography award. The Other Boleyn Girl was adapted for the BBC as a single television drama and by Sony as a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn, Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and Eric Bana as Henry VIII.

After adding five more novels to her Tudor Court series including The Constant Princess and The Queen's Fool, two of her best-loved works, Philippa moved back in time to write about the family that preceded the Tudors, the Plantagenets. Her bestselling six-book Cousins' War series tells the story of the bloody struggle for the throne in the Wars of the Roses from the perspective of the women behind the scenes. The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter were adapted by the BBC and Starz in 2013 as the hugely popular TV miniseries The White Queen.

Having completed The Cousins' War series with The King's Curse, Philippa has come full circle back to the Tudor court. Her next novel will be about Kateryn Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII: The Taming of the Queen. Her other work in progress is the young adult series The Order of Darkness, set in medieval Italy after the fall of Constantinople, feared at the time to be a sign of the end of the world.

A regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, with short stories, features and reviews, Philippa is also a frequent broadcaster, a regular contestant on Round Britain Quiz for BBC Radio 4 and the Tudor expert for Channel 4's Time Team. As well as her extensive array of historical novels she has written modern novels, children's books, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction book with David Baldwin and Michael Jones: The Women of the Cousins' War.

She lives in the North of England with her family and in addition to interests that include riding, walking, skiing and gardening (an interest born from research into the Tradescant family for her novel Virgin Earth) she also runs a small charity building wells in school gardens in The Gambia.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Oren Bierkatz on November 26, 2012
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A very good series.
Very well written, very well researched.
I enjoyed reading it, I learned a lot from doing so.

Thank you :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriett Meek on March 20, 2014
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I would recommend this set of books to any adult interested in the history of the Tudors. For kindle readers I would suggest getting the books separately just because of the numbering of pages is not available and it made going back very difficult and it was confusing to tell where the end of each book was as you were reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helena Lacey Gannon on August 25, 2015
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Philippa Gregory has done many of us Catholics a great favor in helping us understand the mountain of available materials associated with the Reformation and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

I thought the first book was great, the second book was an even greater delight. And so on, each book expanded my knowledge of the workings and doings of that era of challenge and transformation.
As an Irish Catholic schoolgirl I had studied the Reformation without ever grasping the enormity of the need for my Church to be cleansed. I believe Philippa Gregory presented these essential known truths in fictional format without compromising the historical records.
I am enriched for having read these six volumes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie Rowcliffe on August 6, 2013
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I adore these Tudor Court novels. I've always had an interest in history and these books are a perfect inside glimpse into the minds of historical characters that I've always loved.

There are some liberties with situations and dialogue, but I call it creativity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill O`Keefe on November 8, 2013
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This is a great deal, because once you start reading, you won't want to stop. She writes in a way that transports you to the court. If you buy, you won't be sorry.
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