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Philippa Gregory’s THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS

In this novel Philippa Gregory portrays the voice of an unknown Tudor princess, Princess Margaret, the elder sister of King Henry VIII who married James IV of Scotland at the tender age of 13.

Her voice captured me and bore me through her life as she alternately triumphed and failed as Queen Regent, after her husband’s death in battle.

I had not expected such a novel to be funny, but Margaret’s voice – a unique blend of precocious knowingness and naivete – was laugh-out-loud funny as this proud teenager, who molded herself after her formidable lady grandmother Margaret Beaufort (for whom she was named), misunderstood what was going on around her.

Five Stars.