Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her Cousins’ War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lovelace in Richardson's Clarissa

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Right now, Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's chosen wife and Queen of England

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Voila!-- ever since I wrote in the character of Mary, Queen of Scots in The Other Queen

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I like Dorothea in Middlemarch.

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