Monday June 1, 2020

Historical emphasis overwhelms Gregory's story

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory. Simon and Schuster, €16. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

15th September, 2012
Philippa Gregory has produced a historical feast rather than a literary one. Photo: Getty

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory

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In the first week of its hardback release, Philippa Gregory's latest book, The Kingmaker's Daughter, sold nearly 8,000 copies in Britain, entering the charts in the number one position. The Kingmaker's Daughter is the latest instalment in her popular Cousin's War series, charting the interfamilial conflicts at the heart of the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of female subjects of the crown - in this case Anne...

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