The Other Boleyn Girl (Paperback)Philippa Gregory (author)
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1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat.
When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress, an unwitting pawn in the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn and Howard families. As Henry's interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary's sister, Anne.
Yet Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, won't agree to be Henry's mistress - only his wife.Pitting the king's desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors, Wolsey and Cromwell, what follows will change the course of a country's history.
A master of period biographical fiction Philippa Gregory is one of the most popular novelists writing today. Her novels range across historical periods from the early 1400’s to the Twentieth Century but she is best known for her portrayals of the women around the Tudor court of Henry VIII, most famously Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
Praise for Philppa Gregory:
`Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing' Daily Mail
`Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images...while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent' DailyTelegraph
`Subtle and exciting' Daily Express
`Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows'
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
`For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating' Sunday Times
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“The Other Boleyn Girl”
The best, in my opinion, of all the Phillipa Gregory Tudor novels, of which I have read them all.There is a tragic air about Mary Boleyn, and to me, conveys her somewhat niavety.PLEASE BUY THIS NOW... More
“Loved it - Best book I have ever read!”
I have always been interested in Henry and all of his wifes especially Anne Boleyn. This book is easy to read and keeps you hooked thoughtout.
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an amazing read, i could not put it down.
i have been left wanting to know more about an era that bored me years ago when i was at school.
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