Philippa Gregory in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... breaking the heart of her sweetheart. She settles in to life in the Nunnery as the favourite of them all, being petted by Mother Hildebrande the Abbess, and not really having to do very much. Then Henry VIII comes along! Alys awakes in the night as a group of men come to burn down the nunnery, and runs away without raising the alarm leaving all the other Nuns to the mercy of the men. Alys returns to Morach where she carries on her work as a wise woman, knowing more than ever about herbs and their healing properties from her time in the Nunnery. Then she comes to the attention of Lord Hugh, the local feudal Lord who is ill so she is ta... more
Customer Philippa Gregory in general Reviews (3)
by - written on 11/10/11, updated on 18/10/11 (Very useful, 39 readings)
I have just finished The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory. This is one of her standalone novels published in 1992. I am working my way through all of Gregory's books having really enjoyed the ones I have read in her Tudor series. The Wise Woman is about a young girl call Alys. To escape a life of poverty in an old shack with the woman who adopted her when she was left on her doorstep, Morach, she decides to enter a nunnery. She is initially sent there by the parents of her childhood sweetheart who want to get her out of the way, and upon realising the luxurious life that would be hers in the nunnery, she swiftly moves in, breaking the heart of her sweetheart. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/12/08 (Very useful, 35 readings)
I am a big fan of Philippa Gregory, having discovered her work earlier this year. I started with 'The Other Boleyn Girl' which I loved. I then moved on through 'The Queen's Fool', 'The Virgin's Lover, 'The Constant Princess' and the 'Boleyn Inheritance'. I am looking forward to reading her latest when it comes out in paper back. I also just finished 'A Respectable Trade', which is a branch away from the Tudor period books for which she is best known. Of all the books of hers I've read so far, my favourite has to be 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. It is streets ahead of the others in terms of plot and most importantly, character development. I found in some of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/12/08, updated on 20/12/08 (Very useful, 109 readings)
Philippa Gregory has a phd in 18th century literature from the University of Edinburgh, and is best known for her historial novels. I first got into reading Philippa Gregory's books when The Other Boleyn Girl came out at the cinema. I hadn't seen the film, but every time I went into a bookshop it would be on display near the door. One day I grabbed it, started reading, and have been hooked ever since. Gregory is best known for her historical novels, particularly those featuring female Tudor royals, including The Other Boleyn Girl (Mary and Anne), The Constant Princess (Katherine of Aragon) and The Virgin's Lover (Elizabeth I). It's quite frankly ... Read the complete review
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