The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress, in which role she bears him an illegitimate son, and then Anne as his wife..Publishers Description
The #1 "New York Times "bestseller from "the queen of royal fiction" ("USA TODAY") Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.
When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming 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 realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.
With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, " The Other Boleyn Girl" is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.25" Height: 1.43"
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 4, 2002
Availability 0 units.
Philippa Gregory is the author of fourteen books, one of which, Wideacre, was a New York Times bestseller. She holds a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh and lives in England.
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|Excellent book Jun 13, 2008|
|Wonderful story and written superbly! This is the book that got me into reading Phillipa Gregory. I could hardly put it down!|
|Amazing! Jun 10, 2008|
|This a wonderful book writen to bring out the woman's version of the events of history! Henry's and Anne's court was truly filled with drama! |
It is so great to have woman write about strong women in history.
|Entertaining. . .but historic? Jun 10, 2008|
|I have read "The Boleyn Inheritance", "The Queen's Fool" and this one. All three were very entertaining, but light on accuracy. OK, so the author took license. But, as I have studied Tudor history for years, it is a little irritating that so many liberties were taken. Nevertheless, I will probably read the others in the series.|
"The Other Boleyn Girl" is satisfying in its descriptions of the court and times. The story line interesting, telling Mary Boleyn's story, neglected by many historians. The most maddening thing about all Gregory's books is her use of poor grammar. Surely, an author writing about English history should not so ill use the Queen's English!
|Loved It!!!! Jun 9, 2008|
|This was a great page turner which kept me absorbed until the last page. Loved it and can;t wait for the movie!!!!|
|Lost interest Jun 9, 2008|
|Couldn't keep my interest. I love historical books but it seemed too long for me. |
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