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by Philippa Gregory


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When we were little children, she would revile the dull colours and swear she would marry a great merchant for his stocks of pink shot silk.

When we were little children, she would revile the dull colours and swear she would marry a great merchant for his stocks of pink shot silk. But as we grew and no merchant arrived, no geese laid golden eggs and no trees grew diamonds, she laughed no more about her old dark gowns, shiny at the seams and worn at the hems.

The Favoured Child, . 0. Part of Wideacre series by Philippa Gregory. You’ll see this friend of his, a specialist. They trained together at Edinburgh, but since that time this doctor has specialized in particular complaints. Mama was glad to see us content, to see the different treatment of us so well resolved. She tried very hard to treat us fairly, to treat us alike. But she could not help favouring Richard, because he needed so much more. He took the best cuts of meat and the largest helpings, because he was growing so fast and was always hungry. He had new clothes; Mama could always cut down and turn her gowns for me, but she could not tailor jackets, so Richard’s clothes were made new.

Part of The Wideacre Trilogy. But in the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry

Part of The Wideacre Trilogy. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child. Only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey’s true heir.

Philippa Gregory at the 2011 Texas Book Festival

Philippa Gregory at the 2011 Texas Book Festival. Philippa Gregory (1954-01-09) 9 January 1954 (age 65) Nairobi, Colony of Kenya (modern-day Nairobi County, Republic of Kenya). Following the success of Wideacre and the publication of The Favoured Child, she moved south to near Midhurst, West Sussex, where the Wideacre trilogy was set. Here she married her second husband Paul Carter, with whom she has a son. She divorced for a second time and married Anthony Mason, whom she had first met during her time in Hartlepool.

Philippa Gregory is a British historical author, writer of the award winning The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen .

Philippa Gregory is a British historical author, writer of the award winning The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen, basis for the BBC One drama. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this extraordinary family drama to vivid life through its women – beginning with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

By Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin’s Lover. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. Sweeping, passionate, unique: 'The Favoured Child' is the second novel in Philippa Gregory's bestselling trilogy which began with 'Wideacre' and concluded with 'Meridon'. Romance Fiction Historical Historical Romance.

The Favored Child book. Pros:Philippa Gregory sure knows how to spin a great tale, and she never fails to engross the reader in her sordid character's lives. Cons:I did not like Julia's weakness and passiveness as a character. She was not nearly as strong as Beatrice, and I was hoping that she would have a stronger and bolder personality.

By Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover.

But when I was a child, I was a girl on Wideacre. A girl who knew everything, and yet knew nothing. I was their only child, the only heir. I was raised with my cousin Richard, the son of Beatrice, my father’s sister. A girl who could see the past all around as she walked on the land – dimly, like firelit smoke. Those two – my papa and his sister-made my cousin and me joint heirs to Wideacre.

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Comments: (7)

Heraly
Jumping into another installment of the Wideacre trilogy and I wasn't disappointed. Julia has all the beautiful sides of Beatrice that were hidden and destroyed with her obsession. While Richard is full of the evil, manipulative, possessive, insane, sickening, twisted side multiplied. Just when everything is changing and becoming new and wonderful, he changes it all for the worst and destroys everything forever. If only... sometimes I wished for Julia to show a little more of the strong woman her mother was, but really I'm just amazed and in awe how through it all she didn't let any of it turn her into the same evil as her brother. She showed strength in endurance and determination. Ralph's return... as a grown up man having gone through much in the world...I think he learned something from the mistakes with Beatrice. Not that he regretted what he did in any way. Maybe it's strange to wish that things could have been different with him and Julia. John and Celia... my heart aches for them. The best thing that could have, should have happened is Richard should never have been born. But then there wouldn't have been this amazing second story about courage and corruption. Again I'm floored and just getting crazier about Wideacre!
Dianazius
the 2nd in the Wideacre trilogy. Daughter of brother/sister lovers has a love affair with her supposed cousin who is actually her brother from the same siblings in the first book. Siblings having sex with one another then have 2 children a boy and a girl who then have sex when they grow up.
Horrid story.
terostr
What a terrible book. After reading Wideacre I couldn't wait to read The Favoured Child and quickly bought it online. Such a waste of money, and even if I hadn't paid for it- what a waste of time! How does an author create such a strong character with such a great story then follow up with such a spineless, useless, lily-livered girl as her heroin?! I'm 70% through the book just because I keep hoping something will happen or things will get better but NOTHING happens and then when it does its so frustrating i can't stand it!! I wish I'd just left it at wideacre and never bought this stupid book. Don't read it, it's awful. I don't think I'll read anything from Phillipa Gregory ever again.
Jum
I'm a huge Philippa Gregory fan, but this is not one of her best. It's the second of a trilogy - the first being Wideacre (which I bought in paper form and loved). The main character, Julia Lacey, is set to inherit Wideacre along with her cousin, who we know from the first book, is also her brother. It's an interesting enough premise, but Julia is one of the weakest, wishy-washy characters of any book I've read. So many times through the reading of this book, I was ready to throw the book across the room in frustration. I kept reading only because I'm a die-hard Philippa Gregory devotee and I kept hoping (praying) the character would grow a set and get rid of her horrible brother/cousin. If anyone else had written this book, I would have abandoned it.
In short, it was disappointing.
Jwalextell
So, yes, I read the whole book. 600+ pages of both the first & second book. Read the 2nd one in about a week. I couldn't put it down. Both were very depressing and the second made me want to scream and shake Julia by the shoulders. These were the longest books and the worst stories that I absolutely had to finish...and ordered the last in the series. (will start that one today) The books are really well written and suck you in. So even though the stories were awful and depressing and nothing good was ever happening...you could count on that as you read, I had to finish the whole book and couldn't put it down. Would I recommend the series? No. She has written so many better books. But, if you start reading it, you will read all of them. They are like driving by a car crash...you just can't help but look. Really makes me wonder about the author if these were her first novels. It really is disturbing and depressing material. Still love her writing style, just wish these would have been a little more uplifting instead of tragic.
Marirne
I love Philippa Gregory and have read just about all she has written in historical fiction. I looked forward to the Wildacre trilogy - something I haven't read! I didn't think this could be worse than Wildacre (the the violence, S&M, and dark themes) well I was wrong. If rape, murder and senseless violence is what you are looking for - this is it! Nicely written. Slow paced. But the subject manner is not something I want to read about! Not for teens!
Vizil
"Same song. Second verse. Could be better, but I think it's worse." That just about sums it up for me. I won't give anything away; you'll have to read it for yourself. I am a "rabid" fan of Phiilippa Gregory, but this novel left me with a taste in my mouth that wasn't pleasant. I think all three novels in the trilogy would probably make a great TV series or even a movie...
Don't people ever learn.? Does history have to repeat its self? I was sick & kept hoping things would turn out different. The novel took up a lot of my evenings, so you could say, I was entertained. I can't say I wasn't warned, but like most people, I had to see for my self. Now it's your turn....
The whole Meriden series of 3 books kept me up until all hours of the night reading. I bought this for my sister while she was visiting (she borrowed the other 2 from me) and watched her suffer through several 2 hour nights of sleep because she couldn’t put the books down. At times while reading this series, I had be “rewind” and re-read a section because I couldn’t believe what just happened. I’ve read most of Philipa Gregory’s books and this series is among my favorites. She really knows how to bring historical fiction to life.
The Favoured Child download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0007230028
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Harper (December 1, 2006)
Pages: 640 pages