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Overview 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 291
Kirkus Reviews - 04/01/2002 page 442
Library Journal - 04/15/2002 page 125
Publishers Weekly - 05/27/2002 page 38
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.25" Height: 1.43" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 4, 2002
ISBN 0743227441 ISBN13 9780743227445
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More About Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including "The" "Other Boleyn Girl," and is a recognized authority on women's history. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Other Boleyn Girl?
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.