We are delighted to welcome Philippa Gregory to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Author - Philippa Gregory.

Philippa Gregory, who has been called “the queen of British historical fiction”, was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ (2001) which won Romantic Novel of the Year Award (RoNA), and was made into a TV drama for the BBC (2003) then subsequently a major motion picture (2008).

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

Discover the history behind The Other Boleyn Girl at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books/the-other-boleyn-girl/behind-the-book

Philippa began her writing career with the historical novel ‘Wideacre’, which was a critical success in 1987, while completing a PhD in 18th-century book history.

Now, 15 novels later, after writing a series on the House of Plantagenet which include, ‘The White Queen’ (2009), ‘The Red Queen’ (2010) and ‘The Kingmaker’s Daughter’ (2012), which were also adapted into a 10-part TV series, ‘The White Queen’, for BBC One in 2013.

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Philippa has returned to the Tudors with Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Kateryn Parr in ‘The Taming of the Queen’ (2015).

Her forthcoming novel, ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens’ will be released in August of 2016.

The Kings Curse, The Taming of the Queen, Three Sisters Three Queens by Philippa Gregory.

Read about this history behind Three Sisters, Three Queens at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books/three-sisters-three-queens/behind-the-book

It is interesting to note that this body of acclaimed literary work has been created by an individual who obtained a B grade in English and two E grades in History and Geography at A-level.

Philippa Gregory’s other great interest is the charity that she founded: Gardens for The Gambia.

She has raised funds and paid for almost 200 wells in the primary schools of this very dry and poor African country. As a result thousands of school children have been able to learn market gardening and grow food to eat in the school gardens watered by the wells.

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The Gardens for The Gambia charity also provides wells for women’s collective gardens and for The Gambia’s only agricultural college, at Njawara.

Philippa Gregory at the FGLF 2017

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