Ask the Author: Philippa Gregory Answers Fan Questions
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My Life in 8 Words
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.