The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl

By Philippa Gregory

  • Release Date: 2004-11-09
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
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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.

Reviews

  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    5
    By TJ Hunter
    Every book I've read of Philippa Gregory is a "can't put it down" book, and this one is no different. Even when you are familiar with a character she offers a fresh look often from a lesser known characters point of view, and so we are enthralled anew.
  • Better than the movie!

    5
    By The Keeping
    I loved this book. It's very vivid and captivating, taking the reader into another time and place. It made me laugh & cry with it. Made me pity the characters, hate them yet love them. Definitely worth your money.

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