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Liz from Cumbria

The White Queen

Phiippa Gregory, historical fiction. Good read, thoroughly enjoyed it. It's about Elizabeth Woodville who married King Edward IV and was the mother of the "Princes in the Tower". Enjoy fiction based on historical fact. Looking forward to the Red Queen now, which is due out sometime this year.

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foxylady

white queen

Just ordered this from the library Liz so looking forward to a good read. I love historical novels that are based on real people

foxy x

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Pan-tastic

the White Queen

Liz I loved this book! I am quite good at kings and queens from Henry 8th onwards but know practically zero about the War of the Roses, Plantagenets etc so really enjoyed getting to grips with a whole new sector of history. So much warfare! And to think of those thousands of men tramping right across the country and still with enough energy to battle on! Extraordinary times.

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linda1

white Queen

I have just started reading this book and cannot put it down. It's brilliant. The Red Queen is out now.

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Gerry

White Queen/Red Queen

Agree about the 1st; eagerly awaiting 2nd.

Philippa Gregory

I have never, ever read any historical fiction, but I think she is probably one of the best known writers isn't she?

What book would you say would be the best one for me to try? Or do you always start with the first piblished if you try a new writer, and work forward?

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Gerry

Historical novels

Apart from P Gregory, you might like Ellis Peters' novels featuring Brother Cadvael.

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Pauline W

Historical novels

I am ploughing my way through Sarum by Arthur Rutherfurd that was reccommended by a friend of 94. Way better than I thought it would be but it is V long and someone else has requested it-it's from the library. And it's too "heavy" for holiday read so have got P Gregory's The White Queen waiting to be picked up. Also enjoyed Ariana (?) Franklin. She has written 3. If you like gory try Tess Gerritsen.

Pauline

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Liz from Cumbria

Phillipa Gregory

Try Googling her Noreen (or have a look on Amazon's reviews) to see which might take your fancy first. I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed with anything of hers.

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linda1

white queen

Try the White Queen. It is the first in her new series followed by The Red Queeen in the shops now. You won't be disappointed.

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FEVERDIVA

The White Queen

Red Queen is out now, tells the same story from the other side-read it, v good! xx

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Pan-tastic

Phillippa Gregory

Her best known The Other Boleyn Girl is also one of her best - would be a good place to start i would think Noreen

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Darkginger

Sharon Penman

If you're interested in the Wars of the Roses and Richard III - try Sharon Penman's 'The Sunne in Splendour'. I read it a few years back and found it unputdownable.

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Liz from Cumbria

Re Sharon Pennman

Thanks for a heads up on a new author (well, new to me at least) Darkginger, shall keep an eye out for her book(s). Red Queen for holiday reading in the near future although I'm having trouble keeping my hands off it!

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JAMES

The White Queen

Her idea of historical fiction really is just that...... FICTION....

There is very little fact in them, but they are enjoyable, well written books.

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