Category Archives: Philippa Gregory

“The Queen’s Fool” by Philippa Gregory

There is a lot I could pick on in this novel. The protagonist, Hannah Verde, is a suspiciously progressive-thinking young Jewish girl living in England to escape the Spanish Inquisition. Although her personality is wildly anachronistic for the time period, … Continue reading

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“The Virgin’s Lover” by Philippa Gregory

Despite what some may say, Philippa Gregory has talent. She knows how to keep those pages turning, and for better or worse is probably the preeminent historical novelist on the Tudor period. I enjoyed another novel of hers, The Queen’s … Continue reading

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