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The Favored Child Summary
Philippa Gregory

Everything you need to understand or teach The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory.

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The Favored Child Summary

Plot Summary

Julia Lacey and Richard McAdams are raised as cousins by Julia's mother, Celia. Richard's father, John, is away attempting to make enough money to sustain their household and to rebuild Wildeacre, the family estate. As the plot unfolds, Julia and Richard will learn that they are brother and sister, born of Beatrice Lacey McAdams and her brother, Harry. As they grow up together under the care of Celia, Julia and Richard know nothing of the family secrets other than the fact that it was Beatrice's greed that prompted the villagers to burn her house and kill her, and that the night of violence caused the death of Harry Lacey, squire of Wildacre. They live in the dower's house with Celia, knowing only that she is Julia's mother and Richard's "mother-aunt," and that they are cousins. With that knowledge, they plan to marry. Though Celia tells them it's not...

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