The King's Curse

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Author
Philippa Gregory
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Genre
Historical Fiction
Released
01 August, 2014

The King’s Curse

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    Synopsis

    From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Princess comes the riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses.Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England... "[A] gripping and detailed chronicle, with plenty of court intrigue and politics to spice up the action . . . . Highly recommended. " Library Journal (starred review)"Nobody does dynastic history like Gregory." Booklist"Gregory manages to keep us in suspense as to what will befall her characters....Under [her] spell, we keep hoping history won't repeat itself." Kirkus Reviews"An illuminating portrait. . . Gregory moves confidently through a tangle of intrigue, revenge, and tyranny toward a shocking betrayal." Publishers Weekly"The queen of royal fiction." USA Today"There's no question that she is the best at what she does." Associated Press"Philippa Gregory turns real-life historical royalty into royally entertaining novels."  Time"In thoroughly researched, wonderfully realized settings, she can make a period come alive." The Boston Globe"Margaret’s story is shocking, deeply moving and offers an alternative view on a much-told tale. Gregory is on form here; her depiction of Henry VIII’s transformation from indulged golden boy to sinister tyrant is perfectly pitched and seems more horrific still when we are made intimate witnesses to the devastation of Margaret’s family. . . . I defy anyone to remain dry-eyed as the story reaches its tragic denouement." The Sunday Express (UK)
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    About the author

    Philippa Gregory

    Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com.

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