Sunday, August 9, 2009

"The White Queen" a new bit of historical fiction is on the way!

Today is a painting and project finishing day for me but I had to pass along this information about a new historical fiction book that I have had on pre-order for some time now. I will post my painting new tomorrow - I hope ..... if I can drag myself away from my surf-a-holic ways!

Philippa Gregory is tweeting her new novel, The White Queen, according to

For those of us who love historical fiction this new this new novel by Phillipa Gregory is causing a bit of a stir. The following is what Amazon has to say about this book. Until I read this little 'blurb' I wasn't aware that it was going to be a series!

Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction,"*
presents the first of a new series set amid the
deadly feuds of England known as the
Wars of the Roses.

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.

The following information is courtesy of Historical Tapestry

begin quotes "...The hot giveaway in HF blogging circles appears to be The White Queen by Philippa Gregory. So far there are giveaways at Royal Reviews, Historically Obsessed, At Home with Books and A Girl Walks Into a Bookstore.

A giveaway with a difference from a new to me blog. All Things Royal is having a special Anne Boleyn related giveaway. For all the details click here...." end quotes

1 comment:

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

I love historical fiction!
Thanks for the tip on this
one. I never read one of
Philippa Gregory's books.
I just finished all of
Sharon Kay Penman's books,
the last one being "Sunne
in Splendour" (same subject)
as The White Queen.
Another series! I can't
Thanks Marie!
Oh, I was eating my heart out
reading your posts about taking
Joan Morris' Workshop!

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