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The White Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) de [Gregory, Philippa]
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'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' "Sunday Express

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'Queen of the historical novel' "Mail on Sunday

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

'Rollicking, page-turning stuff' "Metro"

'Of Woodville herself, Gregory makes a fascinating heroine; strong, ambitious, vengeful, beautiful and tinged with more than a hint of witchcraft. Popular history at its best' "Daily Mail"

'History comes gloriously alive as widowed Elisabeth Woodville of the House of Lancaster seduces and marries Yorkist King Edward IV. From then on conflict, betrayal and murder stalk her life as the Queen of England' "Mirror"

'As with The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory's clever blend of fact and fiction is a lot racier than the average historical biography ... her tale of Elizabeth Woodville's tenacious fight for her family's position during the Wars of the Roses oozes sex appeal and suspense' "Glamour magazine"

'Lady Margaret Beaufort - cold, clever, calculating - will stop at nothing to put her son Henry Tudor on the throne. Gregory is very good at describing the bitchiness of the women in this tale of dynastic rivalry' "Telegraph"

'Entrancing' "Telegraph"

'an informative and riveting read from start to finish' "Edinburgh Evening News"

'Gregory brings this period of history and another strong female character to life with the same colour and intrigue she applies to all her novels' "Glasgow Evening Times"

'A gripping read' "South Wales Echo

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'...whips along with lashings of historical intrigue' "Company

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'Gregory's novels are, in fact, meticulously researched pieces of historical scholarship. For each novel she immerses herself in dozens of primary and secondary sources, before transforming them into vivid fiction' "Sunday Telegraph"

"Gregory returns with another sister act. The result: her best novel in years."

"Gregory delivers another vivid and satisfying novel of court intrigue, revenge, and superstition. Gregory's many fans as well as readers who enjoy lush, evocative writing, vividly drawn characters, and fascinating history told from a woman's point of view will love her latest work."

"Gregory is one of historical fiction's superstars, and "The Kingmaker's Daughter" shows why . . . providing intelligent escape, a trip through time to a dangerous past."

"Wielding magic again in her latest War of the Roses novel ... Gregory demonstrates the passion and skill that has made her the queen of English historical fiction....Gregory portrays spirited women at odds with powerful men, endowing distant historical events with drama, and figures long dead or invented with real-life flaws and grand emotions. She makes history ... come alive for readers."

Engrossing . . . bright, lyrical. "The Washington Post""

"Engrossing . . . bright, lyrical." --"The Washington Post"

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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever.

Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret.

When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.

In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 13945 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 436
  • Editor: Touchstone; Edición: Media Tie-In (12 de agosto de 2009)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ASIN: B002L6M27K
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  • Tipografía mejorada: Activado
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Amazon.com: 4.3 de un máximo de 5 estrellas 1.438 opiniones
7 de 7 personas piensan que la opinión es útil
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Excellent book! 4 de marzo de 2017
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This book was GREAT! I had no idea that Elizabeth was such a proactive (and prolific!) Queen. There is so much that we don't know about our English history (or at least we didn't go this far back when I was in school). I love how Philippa Gregory incorporates her research into her novels. She brings her characters to life.
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3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Good, but I didn't lose sleep over it 29 de octubre de 2015
Por Nancy B. - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Like many reviewers, I'm a Gregory fan, especially after reading The Other Boleyn Girl and The Constant Princess. I'm not certain whether this book fell flatter for me because of the lack of Gregory's imagination, or dearth of subject matter to make up a full novel. But I' guessing it's the former.

This is historical fiction, which gives the author license to fill in the gaps. And she does in some respects. There's a twist in the Princes in the Tower mystery, and some supernatural shenanigans, which fit nicely. But there didn't seem to be enough to fill in the every day gaps, and round out the characters. Yes, 7 kids seem to melt together, even in the real world. But we hardly got to know anyone other than the eldest daughter, Elizabeth. And there was too much redundancy in Elizabeth's thought processes. How many times must we hear her come to the same epiphanies in her own mind? And how many times do we need the same water imagery explained to us? There was also too much narrative chronicling of the battles, and not enough action to show us what happened.
I find the Wars of the Roses to be fascinating. I also think that Elizabeth was a colorful figure, all fiction aside. I just don't think Gregory did this part of the tale justice. I did enjoy reading the book somewhat. But it wasn't a middle of the night page turner.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Historical Romance in Fifteenth Century England 18 de octubre de 2014
Por Niles Jacobsen - Publicado en Amazon.com
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I don't know what genre to place this book in. Stripped to its essence, I would have to say that this is a romance. It just happens that it takes place in the historical setting of the battle for the English throne known as the war of the roses. As such, it contains all the elements of an adventure novel as well as some aspects of a mystery. It also contains aspects of magic and witchcraft. What this book is not, and never professed to be, is a history book.

The White Queen is the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the commoner and former Lancaster supporter, who married the newly crowned Edward IV from the house of York. They married in secret, for love, and kept it quiet for a time because marriages during that time among nobles were arranged for political alliances. Told mostly in the first person from Elizabeth's point of view, the book starts in 1463 when Elizabeth first meets Edward until 1485 when Edward's brother Richard III holds the throne.

The book was meticulously researched and contains an extensive bibliography (for anyone wanting to read the history.) By using the first person, Ms Gregory is filling in the thoughts of Elizabeth as well as the behind the scenes dealings in the king's court. These are not historically accurate, nor were they ever portrayed as such. One can only guess what went on behind the scenes as no historical documents exist to tell us, and with all the backstabbing going on I am not surprised that nothing was put in writing.

Another nice touch added by the author was the introduction of magic to the story. Elizabeth's mother claimed to be descended from Melusina, the water goddess who was half woman and half fish. Melusina's legend exists in many cultures and is probably most well known as that of a mermaid. This legend is woven into the events of the war of the roses masterfully, and Elizabeth and her mother are both accused of witchcraft at one point or another. Whether to believe or not is left up to the reader.

If you enjoyed Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon as I did, then I think you will also enjoy The White Queen. They are both similar in that they are first and foremost love stories. The main difference is that there is no time travel in this book. Instead, the reader is transported to the fifteenth century and sees life through the eyes of Elizabeth Woodville.
5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Wonderful Book! 6 de mayo de 2017
Por Frankie Harvener - Publicado en Amazon.com
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This was the first book I had read by Philippa Gregory and I have discovered an author who is an extremely knowledgeable historian. She researches and finds facts and probabilities about England's less covered but vitally important women who have influenced English history and the heritage of women across the globe. It is wonderful to find that she never distorts history, but using the facts, fleshes out the women about whom she writes with what was the reality of their humanity as well as that of the men of history.

Great read. Could hardly put it down, even though I knew the general history of the War of the Roses, I was intrigued by the details and the relationships about which she writes. Loved this book and also the Red Queen and the White Princess.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Another fabulous Gregory historical fiction. 17 de marzo de 2017
Por Tami B. - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Philippe Gregory does her research and keeps as true to the history of the time as records allow. However, she is much more than a historian; she is also a gifted story teller. The White Queen comes alive for us in Gregory's novel, as well as the court intrigues that defined her life.
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