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Favourite Philippa Gregory Novel

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Favourite Philippa Gregory Novel

Post by SCW » Mon April 4th, 2011, 7:25 am

What are peoples favourite Philippa Gregory Novels
Mine would have to be The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance

I used to like the Favoured Child but that depresses me now

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Post by EC2 » Mon April 4th, 2011, 8:41 am

A Respectable Trade. That one was glued to my hand. I enjoyed The Wise Woman too as a creepy tale.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 4th, 2011, 10:51 am

The Other Boleyn Girl and The Wise Woman. I really liked the Wideacre trilogy, but it's sometime since I read them - they were actually my first PG books.
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Post by SCW » Mon April 4th, 2011, 11:02 am

The First Philippa Gregory novel I ever read was the Favoured Child. (Then Wideacre and Meridon) Despite disliking the protagonist Alys, I found the Wise Woman enthralling when I first read it. Am looking for a copy of Fallen Skies which covers the 1920s.

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Post by Veronica » Mon April 4th, 2011, 11:18 am

[quote=""SCW""]Am looking for a copy of Fallen Skies which covers the 1920s.[/quote]

That would be one of my favourites as well as The other Boleyn girl.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 4th, 2011, 1:52 pm

[quote=""SCW""]What are peoples favourite Philippa Gregory Novels
Mine would have to be The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance
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My two favorites also, with more weight on Inheritance. I haven't read a Respectable Trade, but one of these days I mean to.

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Post by princess garnet » Mon April 4th, 2011, 11:39 pm

The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance

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Post by Divia » Tue April 5th, 2011, 1:05 am

I thought The Boleyn Inheritance was by far her best.

A respectable trade had me rolling my eyes. The love affair between the slave and the white chick was just too much.
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Post by SCW » Thu April 7th, 2011, 4:38 am

Wideacre made my eyes roll when the protagonist explains that a minor character was exiled to Australia. Only thing was protagonist dies in 1775.
People were not transported to Australia until 1787. Oops

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Post by Carla » Thu April 7th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Of the ones I've read (not all of them by any means) the one I liked best was The Boleyn Inheritance, mainly for Kitty Howard.
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