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Now available in mass market from the #1 bestselling “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), the first in a sweeping new series set amid the deadly feuds in England known as the Wars of the Roses.

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They ruled before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

The White Queen tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, who secretly marries the newly crowned boy king. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.

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The White Queen
September 4th, 2014
English monastery a very interesting and pleasing book to read
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The White Queen
September 4th, 2014
English monastery a very interesting and pleasing book to read
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The White Queen
August 22nd, 2014
A good read with accurate historical details, enough fiction to make it a fun read.
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March 9th, 2014
I love historical fiction and she did a wonderful job telling this story. I am new to reading Phillipa Gregory's books and look forward to reading more of her work.
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February 27th, 2014
This is a wonderfully written fictional account of an actual time in history. The author is quick to point out that while it is fiction, it is based upon extensive research that she has done into a very interesting and tumultuous time in English history. I enjoyed the fact that the story was told from a female point of view. This point of view, as well as the historical accuracy that could be felt in the story, allowed me to be both entertained and educated at the same time. I was so taken with this book that I immediately began to read the White Princess once I had turned the last page. I'm now considering which Philippa Gregory book I will read next. I highly recommend this author and this book.
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February 24th, 2014
You can't help but stay up all night enjoying this book! A young widow falls in love with a future king of England, and the deceits, betrayals, affairs, and murders start from there. Wonderfully written with the history entwined in a manner that makes you want to research back to those times on your own to find out more: I wonder why my history classes weren't this enjoyable back in school (lol)
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Excellent
February 15th, 2014
Loved the intrigue and mysticism of this novel!
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February 10th, 2014
Excellent novel. I loved this book. Philippa is one if my favourite writers. History come alive. Thank you! Higly recommended!
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The White Queen
January 31st, 2014
Once again we are shown intrigue, willfulness, and fickleness as the way to navigate within a monarchy. A fun mix of fantasy and reality!
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January 28th, 2014
I have just completed The White Queen and found it to be a very compelling read. The author kept to historical fact to the extent that she was able to determine it with some fictional elements to fill some of the blanks. Written from the perspective of the Queen, it was not only a very interesting story, but also a pretty good history lesson - a look into the period.
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January 25th, 2014
Great historical romance! The main love story has great chemistry, and you get caught up in the history of the times. Highly recommend!
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January 24th, 2014
Pulled deeper and deeper as each page is turned. Cannot put the book down, leaving you begging for more at the end of the story.
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January 24th, 2014
I watched the tv series and loved it, so thought i would read the book. I have not quite finished it yet, but i have to say, i prefer the tv series, not becase its easier to watch, but i think it disguises what is essentially a bit of a poorly written book. The series is so exciting and good, and normally when a film / series is good, the book is even better. However, the book is written in such simple prose, and some words and phrases used, (for example, "d'you think we will get through this alright?") are not what I expected coming from a queen of england in the 15th Century. Aside from some of the writing, it is essentially a good story taken from a period of history which for some reason is not well known, it was an interesting time for england and thats why it is an interesting book.
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January 23rd, 2014
One of the best she has written! I loved it
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January 23rd, 2014
I truly enjoy this because i love reading historic novels. I will definitely check out the Red Queen which is the perspective of the House of lancaster.
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January 23rd, 2014
Philippa Gregory is a phenomenal writer and The White Queen is another testament to her talent! I would highly suggest this book and the others in The Cousins' War Series. This book was hard to put down (along with all of the other books by Philippa Gregory that I have read). She has a way with her writing that enthrals the reader. If you like historical fiction then you will absolutely love this book!
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January 23rd, 2014
Philippa Gregory is my #1 author. I love all of her novels. She pulls me into her stories and makes me feel like I am there. The novel is intense and makes you keep reading it. It takes you from fear to tears, from happiness to sadness. It's an emotional roller coaster. A must read!
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January 23rd, 2014
I thought this was a very great book! I loved it:)
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January 23rd, 2014
I read this book because I thought it might follow the same sort of time period as George R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series as it is believed to be loosely based off of the War of the Roses. I found I was slightly disappointed in the way it was written and the context. It seemed overly flowery for my taste. It's written in first person but also somehow in third person in some parts. I'm sure there is an audience for this but it really wasn't for me.
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January 23rd, 2014
I couldn't put it down. I love this genre and was engrossed from page one.
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