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									Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory has been penning compelling works of dramatic historical fiction since the mid-1980s, breaking out with the bestselling Wideacre trilogy and creating a buzz with The Other Boleyn Girl. As fellow author Peter Ackroyd once said of her, "She writes from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows."

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Fact File

Philippa Gregory
Current Home:
Hartlepool, England
Date of Birth:
January 9, 1954
Place of Birth:
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
B.A. in history, Sussex University, 1982; Ph.D., 18th-century popular fiction, Edinburgh, 1984
BAFTA nomination for screenplay of A Respectable Trade, 1998; Feminist Book Fortnight Award, 1990; Romantic Novelist of the Year Award, 2002

Gregory's Latest

Selected Works

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								Boleyn Inheritance, Author: 
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Boleyn Inheritance
by Philippa Gregory
For her latest feat, Gregory returns to the world of Tudor England that she exposed in bestsellers like The Other Boleyn Girl. This time, her fascinating subject is Katherine of Aragon, the 16-year-old daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

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								Wideacre (The Wideacre Trilogy Book 1), Author: 
								Philippa Gregory.
*  Wideacre (1986)
*  Earthly Joys (1998)
*  Virgin Earth (1999)
*  The Other Boleyn Girl (2002)
*  The Queen's Fool (2004)
*  The Virgin's Lover (2004)
*  The Constant Princess (2005)
*  Boleyn Inheritance (2006)

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If I Had a Book Club...

"If I had a book club, it would read the books that I lack the energy and discipline to read alone," Gregory admits in our exclusive interview. "We would start with Plato and work through the philosophy of the Western world. I feel terribly guilty that I know nothing about Wittgenstein."

Early Inspiration

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								The Little White Horse, Author: 
								Elizabeth Goudge.

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The Little White Horse
by Elizabeth Goudge
We asked Gregory about the books that have most influenced her career as a writer. "As a child I read Alison Goudge’s The Little White Horse, and the combination of historical fiction and gothic was very powerful for me," she explains.

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								Pincher Martin, Author: 
								William Golding.

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Pincher Martin
by William Golding
"Another novel about struggling to understand oneself is William Golding’s Pincher Martin, which is a work of genius, and one that no one ever agrees about," Gregory reflected, when asked about her favorite books of all time. Read our interview to learn more about Gregory's favorite writers and reads, including:

*The Sandcastle  by Iris Murdoch
*The Spanish Bride  by Georgette Heyer
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