The Favored Child Characters

Philippa Gregory
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Julia Lacey grew up believing she was the daughter of Harry Lacey, squire of Wideacre, and his wife Celia, and that Richard was her cousin. She greatly resembles Harry's sister, Beatrice. As is later revealed, Julia is actually the daughter of Harry and Beatrice. The man she knows as "cousin" Richard is actually her own brother, also the child of Harry and Beatrice. Julia has inherited Beatrice's love of the land and her dedication for Wideacre. She also has "The Sight," the ability to see and dream things that will come true. As soon Celia recognizes that gift, she fears that Julia will go down the same path of destruction as Beatrice. It's Celia's brother-in-law, Beatrice's husband, "Uncle John," who arranges for Julia to see a doctor specializing in women's nervous disorders. While there, Julia is reluctant to give up her dreams. She feels that telling her...

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