Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognised authority on women's history.   Her Cousins' War novels, reaching their dramatic conclusion with The King's Curse, were the basis for the highly successful BBC series, The White Queen. Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded over twenty years ago: Gardens for the Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for over 200 wells in the primary schools of this poor African country.   Philippa graduated from the University of Sussex and holds a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 at Edinburgh University. In 2016, she received the Harrogate Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction. Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire and welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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Books by this Author

The Last Tudor
Order of Darkness: Volumes i-iii
Three Sisters, Three Queens
Dark Tracks
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Who Was The Last Tudor?

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory discusses her latest novel, THE LAST TUDOR, which focuses on Lady Jane Grey, who became queen of England for just nine days as part of her father’s plot to take the throne from Mary the First.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk Home.

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

A. Porridge and fresh fruit

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My charity, Gardens for the Gambia, which has put more than a hundred wells in primary schools in The Gambia, changing the lives of thousands of children.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. How I think.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love walking, gardening, farming, reading, skiing, holidaying, being with my children, talking to my husband. I like doing so many other things it is amazing I get any work done at all.

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