The Kingmaker's Daughter.

By Philippa Gregory

Printed: 2012

Publisher: Simon & Schuster. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 4

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In the original dustsheet. Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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‘If you are going to be Queen of England he won’t let you fall,’ Isabel says shrewdly. ‘If you are going to be Queen of England he will love you and serve you every moment of the day. You’ve always been his pet – you should be glad that now you are at the centre of his ambition.’ Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England, the Earl of Warwick, the ‘Kingmaker’, born with royal blood in their veins. Widowed at fourteen, fatherless, stripped of her inheritance and with her mother locked in sanctuary and Isabel a vengeful enemy, Anne faces the world alone. But fortune’s wheel is always turning. Plotting her escape from her sister’s house, she finds herself a husband in the handsome young Duke of Gloucester, and marries without permission. Danger follows her and she finds she has a mortal enemy in the most beautiful queen of England. Anne must protect herself and her precious only son, from the treacherous royal court, her deadly royal rival, and even from the driving ambition of her husband, Richard III.

Review: This is the 4th book in the Cousins Wars series. I found the previous 2 (The White Queen/The Red Queen) a little hard going after reading Lady of the Rivers (1st book), but was pleasantly surprised to find that Philippa Gregory was more than back on form with The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Knowing a huge amount about the Tudors, I’m now going backwards to try and put people in context, so I knew absolutely nothing about Anne Neville. By the end of the book I was totally invested in her. One thing I do like about this series is that the books are written from the perspective of the individuals, so you’ll get one view of a situation from one woman, and then reading another book you’ll get a different view of the same situation – can be fascinating! Am now reading The White Princess which, as I was so rooting for Anne Neville in the previous book, was a bit of a challenge to start with (Anne has her reasons for disliking Elizabeth, but I won’t give any spoilers!). All in all a really good read.


Philippa Gregory CBE (born 9 January 1954) is an English historical novelist who has been publishing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has been adapted into two films. AudioFile magazine has called Gregory “the queen of British historical fiction”.

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