The Other Boleyn Girl
Sibling rivalry and royal intrigue are at the heart of this Philippa Gregory's historical novel. With diabolical delight, the author of The Queen's Fool etches the story of the unsisterly machinations of Anne Boleyn and her sibling Mary. Though the story of King Henry VIII and his contentious... show more
Sibling rivalry and royal intrigue are at the heart of this Philippa Gregory's historical novel. With diabolical delight, the author of The Queen's Fool etches the story of the unsisterly machinations of Anne Boleyn and her sibling Mary. Though the story of King Henry VIII and his contentious consorts has been told often, The Other Boleyn Girl sustains our interest.
Publish date: August 18th 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: The Tudor Court (#2)
In this world of the Tudor court, women are little more than cattle to be traded for the purpose of getting a male heir to the throne and advancing certain noble families by means of producing such an heir. If this sounds crude, that's because it's exactly how it is in this novel. Vulgarity beneath ...
I tried reading this years ago when it blew up. I couldn't be bothered to care. I found it really dull and couldn't keep the players straight. Probably because I couldn't careless about it. I'd forgotten all about it until I read and reviewed her Changeling novel and was like "Ohhhh that author."Cle...
I love historical novels, especially from this era. This was a great read
"Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon rea...
I really have to shake my head when I think of the popularity of this book. I love good historical fiction. This is bad history and even worse fiction. The Tudor period and the reign of Henry VIII is a popular one in historical fiction for good reason. I certainly have found it a compelling period i...