Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory (2011)

Philippa Gregory (born January 9, 1954 in Nairobi ) is an English writer .


Philippa Gregory was born in Kenya but moved to England with her parents. After her journalistic training, she worked as a reporter for "Portsmouth News" and as a journalist and producer for BBC Radio . She studied history at the University of Sussex and received her PhD in 18th Century Literature from the University of Edinburgh . Shortly afterwards she wrote her first novel "Die Glut", which was published in 1987, as the beginning of a trilogy. In addition to other historical novels, Philippa Gregory writes short stories and children's books.

" The Other Boleyn Girl ", the first novel of Tudor series, was a 2003 TV movie converted for the BBC. Natascha McElhone , Jodhi May and Jared Harris played the leading roles . The same novel was made into a feature film in 2006 with Natalie Portman , Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana in the lead roles.

In addition to her work as a book author, Philippa Gregory writes short stories and book reviews for newspapers and magazines. She also works as a historical consultant in the " House Tudor " department for the British private broadcaster Channel 4 .


Embers trilogy:

The Legacy of the Tudors Volume 1 Three sisters, three queens Die Wolfsschwester

Tudor range:

The cousin war:

Earthly Joys:

Individual works:

Short stories:

Children's books:

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Discussion in Publishers Weekly with information on other formats