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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. I’m getting a strong sense of deja-vu here. Surely this earlier book covered the same story in the same way, and was later adapted b the BBC into an excellent TV series? (‘ The White Queen’, which I really recommend watching)
    Reading your review, this sounds like I have already read and seen it.
    I appreciate that having a factual historical basis, anyone can write about the period. But this has already been done so well by Gregory.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I have some of Philippa Gregory’s books on my Kindle but have yet to read them. This one is the story from a different angle, the Lancastrian if you want. Elizabeth is mentioned because Margaret was one of her ladies in waiting at some point, and she plays an important part, although not the main one. I suspect you are right and, by logic, there will be plenty of commonality between the two books, although, as I said, I particularly enjoyed Margaret’s character.
      There are plenty of books on the same historical periods (of course, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and Henry VIII are big favourites) and there are tonnes of books on them, although I don’t know enough about the period to know what people who regularly read about it will think.
      Have a great week. (Oh, and I’ll see if the series reaches here or it’s available elsewhere. I know you have excellent taste for movies and series). 🙂

  2. robbiecheadle says:

    I do enjoy books about the Tudor period, Olga. I like history generally. My Mother has just finished a book about Henry VIII’s sister which she found most interesting.

  3. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic review Olga. I love historical fiction and especially about the lineage of the monarchy. Definitely adding this one to my wish list. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I think you’ll enjoy this one. Have a great Tuesday!

      1. dgkaye says:

        You too Olga! <3

    1. Thanks, Sally! 🙂

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