The White Queen, signed by Philippa Gregory 1st/1st, 2009
This is a fine copy of 'The White Queen' by Philippa Gregory, signed by the author and with 2013 Literature Festival ticket. The jacket is in near fine condition with a mark on the back panel and a tiny tear to the cut out area, without any wear or discolouring, and it has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks. The book is without previous owners ink, aside from that of the author. Overall this is a near fine copy.
Elizabeth Woodville, of the House of Lancaster, is widowed when her husband is killed in battle. Aided and abetted by the raw ambition and witchcraft skills of her mother Jacquetta, Elizabeth seduces and marries, in secret, reigning king Edward IV, of the family of the white rose, the House of York. As long as there are other claimants to Edward’s throne, the profound rivalries between the two families will never be laid to rest. Violent conflict, shocking betrayal and murder dominate Elizabeth’s life as Queen of England, passionate wife of Edward and devoted mother of their children.
In The White Queen Philippa Gregory brilliantly evokes the life of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the survival of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower, whose fate remains unknown to this day.
From her uniquely qualified perspective, she explores this most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.