The Taming of the Queen

Philippa Gregory (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
March 29, 2016
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476758817

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About the Author

PHILIPPA GREGORY is one of the world's foremost historical novelists. She wrote her first ever novel, Wideacre, when she was completing her PhD in eighteenth-century literature and it sold worldwide, heralding a new era for historical fiction. Her flair for blending history and imagination developed into a signature style and Philippa went on to write many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen. Now a recognised authority on women's history, Philippa graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent and was made Alumna of the Year in 2009. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck University of London. Philippa is a member of the Society of Authors and in 2016 was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award by the Historical Writers' Association. In 2018, she was awarded an Honorary Platinum Award by Neilsen for achieving significant lifetime sales across her entire book output. She welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com.

Reviews

"Who's ever heard of Kateryn Parr? Henry VIII's sixth wife was smart, independent--and managed to outlive him. In historical-fiction-queen Gregory's latest, she's unforgettable."--People Magazine
"Full of vivid details and fraught with the constant tension of a court run by a madman, this novel will appeal most to historical fiction readers and those who enjoyed Wolf Hall. . . . Gregory beautifully builds the suspense."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Gregory does her usual excellent job of ratcheting up the intrigue and suspense as another intelligent and strong-willed heroine fights for her life and her legacy."--Booklist
"This is the book for your mom, your sister, your colleague who sends you awesome links from Jezebel and The Toast. Get this one."--NPR, Weekend Edition Sunday

Praise for The King's Curse

"Infuses vitality into an oft-forgotten player in the aftermath of the War of the Roses--Margaret Poole, heiress to the defeated Plantagenet clan."--Closer
"Margaret's story is shocking, deeply moving and offers an alternative view on a much-told tale. Gregory is on form here; her depiction of Henry VIII's transformation from indulged golden boy to sinister tyrant is perfectly pitched and seems more horrific still when we are made intimate witnesses to the devastation of Margaret's family. . . . I defy anyone to remain dry-eyed as the story reaches its tragic denouement."--The Sunday Express (UK)
"[A] gripping and detailed chronicle, with plenty of court intrigue and politics to spice up the action . . . . Highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review)
"Nobody does dynastic history like Gregory."--Booklist
"Gregory manages to keep us in suspense as to what will befall her characters....Under [her] spell, we keep hoping history won't repeat itself."--Kirkus Reviews
"An illuminating portrait. . . Gregory moves confidently through a tangle of intrigue, revenge, and tyranny toward a shocking betrayal."--Publishers Weekly
"Loyalties are torn, paranoia festers and you can almost hear the bray of royal trumpets as the period springs to life. It's a bloody irresistible read."--People
"This rich tapestry brings to vivid life the court of Henry and Elizabeth. Meticulously drawn characters with a seamless blending of historical fact and fiction combine in a page-turning epic of a story. Tudor-fiction fans can never get enough, and they will snap this one up."--Library Journal (starred review)
"The White Princess features one of the more intriguing theories about the possible fate of the princes."--The Washington Post

Praise for The White Princess

"Bring on the blood, sex and tears! . . . You name it, it's all here."--USA Today

Praise for Philippa Gregory:

"The queen of royal fiction."--USA Today
Praise for The Taming of the Queen

"A fascinating history lesson, disguised as a novel, about a wily woman who survives lethal Tudor plots and outlasts a deadly king."--People ("Book of the Week")
"Gregory puts readers at the scene with visceral details."--Kirkus Reviews
"Our obsession with Henry and the Tudors continues unabated."--USA Today
"This novel beautifully exemplifies [Kateryn Parr's] accomplishments while portraying an honest and emotional woman learning to survive in a dangerous royal court."--Historical Novels Review
"Gregory manages to make history lively, fascinating and real, even as she puts her own twist on what readers believe they know. The impeccable research shows in every page, while her wonderfully realistic dialogue and remarkable characters come to life. Gregory is a historian with heart and wit who makes history accessible."--RT Book Review (top pick)
"This wives' tale takes on a new life under Gregory's whimsical pen."--New York Post
"Absorbing. . . Gregory's portrait of the complex, aging king and his sensual, scholarly bride will satisfy Tudor enthusiasts."--Publishers Weekly