Philippa Gregory Writing Styles in The Constant Princess

Philippa Gregory
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Point of View

The book is written partly from a third person point of view and partly from first person. Both are limited to Catalina's perspective. There is a near equal division of first person and third person sections. Those passages written in first person are presented in italicized text so that there's no mistaking when the change occurs. The first person writing could either be personal thoughts of Catalina or could be entries from a journal. There is no indication of which is correct and no explanation of the first person accounts. There is no doubt that these are personal observations and thoughts.

The third person passages of the novel continue to be limited to Catalina's point of view. This is acceptable because there is really no need for the reader to have any other perspective. The reader learns about things outside Catalina's perspective as she does, usually...

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