The second novel in the bestselling Wideacre Trilogy, a compulsive
drama set in the eighteenth century. 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. 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. 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. Sweeping, passionate,
unique: 'The Favoured Child' is the second novel in Philippa
Gregory's bestselling trilogy which began with 'Wideacre' and
concluded with 'Meridon'.