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4.37 out of 5 based on 21 reviews.

The White Princess is the fifth novel in The Cousins’ War series from international best-selling author Philippa Gregory.

The White Princess opens with news from the battle of Bosworth that the war is over, and a new Tudor king is to be crowned. Princess Elizabeth of York waits for word of whether the man she loves, Richard III, is alive or whether she will be forced to marry his enemy, Henry Tudor. She soon learns that her betrothal to the victorious Henry VII will go ahead. Under the guidance of her mother, Elizabeth Woodville, the young princess marries Henry VII and is charged to create a new royal family, one that will finally bring the houses of York and Tudor together. But, while the new monarchy has won the war, it cannot win over the hearts of the English people who still remember the House of York with love and desperately hope for the resurgence of a York prince. King Henry’s greatest fear is realised when a prince from the House of York invades England and attempts to reclaim the throne, leaving Elizabeth with the decision to either affirm his claim or stand by her husband, whom she is growing to love.

The White Princess, written by Philippa Gregory, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available in hardback where all good books are sold for $37.00.  Also available as an ebook for $21.99.

Find out more about The White Princess here.


Published 12th August 2013


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    White Princess

    I am a huge fan of Philippa Gregory and have read many of her wonderful books full of history and intrigue. The ‘White Princess’ is another brilliant work from this great author. She manages to transport you back through history to the time of the Tudors. Another wonderful story from Philippa Gregory.

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    Lost in The White Princess

    A must have for any fans of Phillippa Gregory’s other books and a great lead on from The White Queen, which has recently been developed into a TV series. If you are a fan of historical fiction, I highly recommend The Cousins’ War series, Gregory does historical fiction so well!

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    Lost in The White Princess

    A must have for any fans of Phillippa Gregory’s other books and a great lead on from The White Queen, which has recently been developed into a TV series. If you are a fan of historical fiction, I highly recommend The Cousins’ War series, Gregory does historical fiction so well!

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    absolutely gripping read, couldnt put it down!!

    absolutely loved it! enthralling read set around old England. couldn’t wait to see what happened next, and couldn’t put it down! will reccomend it to all my friends and family, a story for lovers of romance novels, with feisty characters that is completely believable. It brings the war to life. I will definitely be seeking out other titles by this author, the way she writes had me captivated from the very first page!!! its nice and thick, so its a satisfying read for a few days. Well worth taking the time to read!!!

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    Couldn't put it down.

    What an intriguing story! And we think today’s politicians are untrustworthy… would hate to have lived in those times. I love the way Philipa Gregory creates such complete characters and in the case of the King, allows you to see both good and bad in him. I would not hesitate to recommend this book or author and i finished the book in just a few days because I was driven to read on. Really enjoyed it!

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    Great read

    The thought of marrying a man you have never met and then if he dies again you are married off to another man whom you may or may not have met is common theme for the Queens of England and Phillippa Gregory books. I have read many of her books and they are easy enjoyable reads and you really get attached to the female characters in her books. I am not quite finished and once again I am ignoring everyone and everything in the household immersed in a great read .

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    Hard to put it down!

    l absolutely love it, no work getting done in my house is the only complaint l have! It did get a little boring in places but not so bad that you didn’t want to continue reading! Can’t wait to read more of Philippa Gregory’s books! It is definitely a book l will be recommending to friends and family!

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    I can't put it down!

    I am half way through the book, and am thorough enjoying it. I ‘watched’ The White Queen tv series just recently, and felt the book answered some question and carried on from where the series left off.. The story is great, I love books that are historical based.

    Some parts have been boring and repetitive, but in comparison, so did the series I watched.. The parts I find boring & repetitive, are not the story itself, but the character of Margaret (Henry’s mother)!

    I was ecstatic to receive this book, and am excited to finish reading the book, it is a great read.. I haven’t read anything by the author previously, and this book has made me want to read more of her work.

    I will send in my final review on completion of the book!

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    AWESOME

    This book is really really good, I really felt if engaged me a lot, I found It very difficult to put down, had to be reading it all the time, really annoyed the crap out of my hubby! which made it even better,
    very good story , would be happy to read it again!

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    LOVED it

    Margaret Beaufort is controlling, bitter, ruthless and, above all, has the impregnable belief that God is on her side.

    As Elizabeth matures though, she finds ways to outmanoeuvre her; indeed this is less the story of the birth of a dynasty and more a battle between two formidable women.

    Philippa Gregory fans will not be disappointed.

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    White Princess

    I am a huge fan of Philippa Gregory and have read many of her wonderful books full of history and intrigue. The ‘White Princess’ is another brilliant work from this great author. She manages to transport you back through history to the time of the Tudors. Another wonderful story from Philippa Gregory.

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    house full of last and love

    Bought my own book as i though it would be a great book for the year. Truly was an excellent book for those who love war and romantic stories. Great for a read. But it wasn’t a must book to pick up constantly.

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    Not a bad story

    I’m very interested in these kinda of stories. But to read about king Henry and Elizabeth was very interesting. And kept me wanting to read more. The book was a great story to read. And enjoyed the book. I couldn’t put it down. Will look at buying some more books by this author

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    Hard to get into but got there

    This was one of those books that you read a few pages, put it down and don’t pick it up again for a while. It took me several attempts to get into it, but once I finally got a chance to really sink my teeth in, it was well worth it. I would recommend it to some friends that I know would enjoy it, but I wouldn’t recommend to just anyone. The characters developed well, the plot got there and overall quite enjoyable.

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    AWESOME

    This book is really really good, I really felt if engaged me a lot, I found It very difficult to put down, had to be reading it all the time, really annoyed the crap out of my hubby! which made it even better,
    very good story , would be happy to read it again!

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    Love it could not put it down

    I loved the fact I could buy this for my e reader. .i thought I was reading about my family at one stage as my sister is Margaret bitter hard selfish. And as life goes on Elizabeth matures and grows. And is a really nice person it more of a story between these two woman. I enjoyed it I really did.. I just wished it had a Catherine. And her not being able to make a choice. in her life. Omg. It’s like it was written with us in mind .

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    LOVED it

    Margaret Beaufort is controlling, bitter, ruthless and, above all, has the impregnable belief that God is on her side.

    As Elizabeth matures though, she finds ways to outmanoeuvre her; indeed this is less the story of the birth of a dynasty and more a battle between two formidable women.

    Philippa Gregory fans will not be disappointed.

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    And I thought I had a bad marriage

    The more I got into the book the more thrilling…and disappointing (at the King) the book got. It’s another amazing story by an amazing author who obviously has a passion for the topic of the ancient royal family. I have read The Other Boleyn Girl, and was trying to work out where this story met up. A very interesting read, however much truth there is you can judge for yourself.

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    A must read and gripping tale

    I couldn’t put this book down. It was intriguing and made me want to look out for the other books in the series. Phillipa Gregory is a brilliant writer and has brought this historical novel to life. I couldn’t imagine losing the man I love and was planning to marry die and then be forced to marry the man to keep the peace between the families. A must read.

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    Couldn't put it down.

    What an intriguing story! And we think today’s politicians are untrustworthy… would hate to have lived in those times. I love the way Philipa Gregory creates such complete characters and in the case of the King, allows you to see both good and bad in him. I would not hesitate to recommend this book or author and i finished the book in just a few days because I was driven to read on. Really enjoyed it!

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    Great read

    The thought of marrying a man you have never met and then if he dies again you are married off to another man whom you may or may not have met is common theme for the Queens of England and Phillippa Gregory books. I have read many of her books and they are easy enjoyable reads and you really get attached to the female characters in her books. I am not quite finished and once again I am ignoring everyone and everything in the household immersed in a great read .

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    Lost in The White Princess

    A must have for any fans of Phillippa Gregory’s other books and a great lead on from The White Queen, which has recently been developed into a TV series. If you are a fan of historical fiction, I highly recommend The Cousins’ War series, Gregory does historical fiction so well!

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    Lost in The White Princess

    A must have for any fans of Phillippa Gregory’s other books and a great lead on from The White Queen, which has recently been developed into a TV series. If you are a fan of historical fiction, I highly recommend The Cousins’ War series, Gregory does historical fiction so well!

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    Hard to stop reading

    The storyline is very engaging and unique. I’ve only managed about 1/4 of the book and I don’t want it to end. The main character shows so much strength and considering how oppressed she is, she still seems to shine in my eyes. I will giving a thorough review when I’m done.

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    Hard to put it down!

    l absolutely love it, no work getting done in my house is the only complaint l have! It did get a little boring in places but not so bad that you didn’t want to continue reading! Can’t wait to read more of Philippa Gregory’s books! It is definitely a book l will be recommending to friends and family!

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