Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory was born on 9 January 1954 in Nairobi, Kenya, the second daughter of Elaine (Wedd) and Arthur Percy Gregory, a radio operator and navigator for East African Airways. When she was two years old, her family moved to England. She was a "rebel" at school, but managed to attend the University of Sussex. She worked in BBC radio for two years before attending the University of Edinburgh, where she earned her doctorate in 18th-century literature, and she was named Alumna of the Year 2009. She has taught at the University of Durham, University of Teesside, and the Open University, and was made a Fellow of Kingston University in 1994.

Philippa wrote her first novel Wideacre while completing her a PhD, and living in a cottage on the Pennine Way with first husband Peter Chislett, editor of the Hartlepool Mail, and their baby daughter, Victoria. They divorced before the book was published. Following the success of Wideacre and the publication of The Favoured Child, she moved south to near Midhurst, West Sussex, where the Wideacre trilogy was set. Here she married her second husband Paul Carter, with whom she has a son. She divorced for a second time and married Anthony Mason, who she had first met during her time in Hartlepool. She was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl which was made into a tv drama, and a major film. Her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She also reviews for the Washington Post, the LA Times, and for UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts.

Philippa now lives on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) farm in the North York Moors national park, with her husband, children and stepchildren (six in all). In her Yorkshire farm, she keeps horses, hens and ducks. Her interests include riding, walking, skiing, and gardening. Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for almost 200 in the primary schools of this very dry and poor African country, and thousands of school children have been able to learn market gardening in the school gardens watered by the wells. The charity also provides wells for womens’ collective gardens and for The Gambia’s only agricultural college at Njawara.

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Historical

Aug-2015

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The King's Curse

Historical

Sep-2014

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Fools' Gold

Historical

Feb-2014

Order of Darkness - 3

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The White Princess

Historical

Jul-2013

The Cousins' War - 5

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Stormbringers

Historical

Jun-2013

Order of Darkness - 2

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The Kingmaker's Daughter

Historical

Aug-2012

The Cousins' War - 4

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Changeling

Historical

Jun-2012

Order of Darkness - 1

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The Lady of the Rivers

Historical

Oct-2011

The Cousins' War - 3

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The Red Queen

Historical

Aug-2010

The Cousins' War - 2

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The White Queen

Historical

Aug-2009

The Cousins' War - 1

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The Other Queen

Historical

Apr-2008

The Tudor Saga - 7

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The Boleyn Inheritance

Historical

Dec-2006

The Tudor Saga - 4

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The Constant Princess

Historical

Oct-2005

The Tudor Saga - 1

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The Virgin's Lover

Historical

Oct-2004

The Tudor Saga - 6

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The Queen's Fool

Historical

Nov-2003

The Tudor Saga - 5

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The Other Boleyn Girl

Historical

Nov-2002

The Tudor Saga - 2

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Bread and Chocolate

General Fiction

Nov-2000

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Zelda's Cut

General Fiction

Mar-2000

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Virgin Earth

Historical

Apr-1999

Civil War - 2

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Earthly Joys

Historical

Apr-1998

Civil War - 1

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The Little House

General Fiction

Oct-1996

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Perfectly Correct

Contemporary Romance

Jun-1996

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A Respectable Trade

Historical Romance

Jul-1995

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Fallen Skies

Historical Romance

Jul-1993

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Florizella and the Giant

Action Adventure

Jul-1992

Florizella - 3

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Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre / Midlife Mischief / Alice Hartley's Happiness

Historical Romance

May-1992

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The Wise Woman / The Wisewoman

Historical Romance

May-1992

The Tudor Saga - 3

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Florizella and the Wolves

General Fiction

May-1991

Florizella - 2

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Meridon

Historical Romance

May-1990

Wideacre - 3

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The Favored Child

Historical Romance

Feb-1989

Wideacre - 2

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Princess Florizella

General Fiction

Sep-1988

Florizella - 1

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Wideacre

Historical Romance

Feb-1987

Wideacre - 1

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