Philippa Gregory

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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 graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds an honorary degree from Teesside University, and is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff. She welcomes visitors to her website,

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The Taming of the Queen
The King's Curse
The King's Curse Special Signed Edition
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Bestselling author Philippa Gregory answers three fan questions from Goodreads before the release of her new novel, 'The Taming of the Queen'.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I should love to meet Elizabeth I and ask her about the mysteries of her time: her attitude to marriage, to Mary, Queen of Scots, the reasons behind her decisions.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Porridge and fresh fruit

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. My beloved horse, now retired from work, has one of the most idyllic lives one can imagine. He does nothing, he is adored for being himself, and he has limitless food and leisure. He is also incredibly beautiful.

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