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The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the Tower

The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen

The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

*'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times

* 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express

* 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday

Fiction & Literature
August 18
Simon & Schuster UK

Customer Reviews

Eestro ,

The White Queen

At first I didn't like Gregory's simplistic language and repetition of the facts. But once we were past the flowery romance at the beginning, her repetition became useful as we met the various characters and pieced together the complex web of family relationships, politics and divided loyalties. Although weak in character development, the pace and intrigue of the plot more than made up for that and it became an unputdownable read, bringing history alive and opening up the secrets of our country's past in a way that a text book cannot. I am now really looking forward to reading more of her material.

Jamdownza ,

The White Queen

Living in this era was filled with lots of mystery and deceit. Not knowing who was your friend or enemy would be very hard. Elizabeth was a very strong woman who had to endure plenty of hardship and sorrow. Not knowing about her son must have been very hard. Very interesting book, the facts mixed with mysterious fiction. Look forward to reading the next book, The Red Rose.

Rock Chic 1 ,

The white queen

History so much better then fiction good read.

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