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The White Queen - Philippa Gregory
The White Queen
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416563686 (1416563687)
ASIN: 1416563687
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
Series: The Cousins' War (#1)
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Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
3.0 The White Queen
I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this book as of yet. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. The subject matter was definitely interesting. Elizabeth Woodville, as she is presented in this book, is a compelling, if not exactly likeable character. She knew what she wanted, and she foug...
danae
danae rated it
3.5 "The White Queen" by Philippa Gregory
WARNING: There are very few names in this book. There are about five each of Elizabeths, Richards, Georges, Henrys, and Margarets. That's probably a slight exaggeration with some of those. But I promise there are at least six Richards. Two of the Richards are brothers, even. That's right. Elizabeth ...
LitMuggle
LitMuggle rated it
4.0 Royalty with a touch of magic
Gregory has done it again, she's written another series I'm going to fall in love with. The York family is not a royal family I know a lot about so it was easy for me to separate myself from fact and fall into this slightly mythical world. King Edward can't help but fall in love with a young widow d...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The White Queen
The story was good, the telling was interesting. It gripped me from beginning to end. But there were some issues that prevented me from enjoying it fully.I guess one of the big problems authors face when writing about real historical figures is the character building. Real people don't make very goo...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The White Queen
The story was good, the telling was interesting. It gripped me from beginning to end. But there were some issues that prevented me from enjoying it fully.I guess one of the big problems authors face when writing about real historical figures is the character building. Real people don't make very goo...
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