From the Publisher
Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there
anyone she can trust?
In The Kingmaker's Daughter, #1 New York
Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of
conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court
of Edward IV of England.
The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping story of the
daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker," Richard Neville,
Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century
England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters Anne and
Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be
influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first
sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
explores the lives of two fascinating young women.
At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth
Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more
fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former
friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and
fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the
enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of
Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with
the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives
of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only
son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker's daughter will
achieve her father's greatest ambition.
About the Author
Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. She has written numerous historical novels including Wideacre, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Queen, The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Lady of the Rivers. She has also written several contemporary fiction works including Perfectly Correct, The Little House and Zelda's Cut. She adapted her novel A Respectable Trade, about the slave trade in England, into a four part series for BBC television. Her script won an award from the Committee for Racial Equality. She won the Feminist Book Fortnight Award in 1990 and the Romantic Novelist of the Year Award in 2002. Her book, The Other Boleyn Girl, won the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award and was adapted into a major feature film in 2008 starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. She also writes children's books, is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, a frequent broadcaster for radio and television, and runs a small charity that builds wells in schoolyards in Gambia.
About the Book
Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to death for love and power at the court of King Edward IV of England. In this novel, her first sister story since "The Other Boleyn Girl," Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.