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Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory Review
Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens
Back when she was two years old, she and her family migrated to Bristol, England and lived there. She had lived to write her first novel Wideacre at the same time, completing a PhD in the 18 century literature. She had went into the journalism college somewhere in Cardiff, she spent a year being an apprentice with the Portsmouth News, just right before she handled to gain a place in English literature degree in her course at the University of Sussex, it is where she had switched into a history course. University of Edinburgh is her school, the fact that she have learned her doctorate on the 18th century literature. As she follows the success of Wideacre, during the publication of The Favoured Child, she transferred south to be near Midhurst, West Sussex the place where Wideacre trilogy was set. She married Paul Carter, her second husband in there, and fortunately they had a son. She had divorced Paul Carter, the second time of her divorce and she married Anthony Mason, the guy whom she first met in Hartlepool.
Philippa Gregory. Three Sisters, Three Queens. Atria Books. Atria Books, My Account.
Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels. Only the three of us are indissoluble.
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Another day, another review of a Philippa Gregory book. I feel I must again begin this with the disclaimer that I love her books.
The story begins with Margaret as a child in the palace of her father, Henry VII, surrounded by her hugely important family, including her formidable grandmother, Margaret Beaufort, and her siblings, Arthur, Henry, and the ever-so-beautiful Mary. Margaret is soon married to the king of Scotland James IV , and the book follows her story as queen to a country as beautiful as it is difficult to rule, all the while checking in with the other two titular queens as their own stories unfold. As a Tudor when the Tudors were still relative newcomers, and a queen of Scotland at a time when rulers were doing their best to unite it, Margaret is a great choice for a protagonist. Gregory has written her this way deliberately, to play up the rivalry of these three sister-queens: Margaret is constantly concerned with which of them has higher status — especially in terms of clothing, jewels and male children — and the reader is pulled along in this thought process. Other male characters comment on this flaw at several points, highlighting the fact that Margaret is at times the very worst example of womanhood that confirms their Early Modern stereotypes entirely. On the plus side, this is a very sympathetic portrait of a country I love.