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The Other Boleyn Girl

5 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Philippa Gregory

Sisterly rivalry is the basis of this fresh, wonderfully vivid retelling of the story of Anne Boleyn. Anne, her sister Mary and their brother George are all brought to the king's court at a young age, as players in their uncle's plans to advance … see full wiki

Author: Philippa Gregory
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Touchstone
3 reviews about The Other Boleyn Girl
review by . October 04, 2008
Okay, so while you may not use this novel as a reference while writing a paper on English history, if you need a book that will keep you enthralled you have most certainly found it.  The Boelyn family wants nothing more than to elevate themselves within the English social hierarchy. As players in the court of Henry VIII from a very young age, siblings Anne, George and Mary know how to play the game well. When young Mary catches the eye of the King while at court, the family, under the …
review by . January 18, 2008
The fact that so many have posted positive reviews speaks volumes about this book. And since there are more than several synopses, I'll forego that. Gregory has written a riveting historical about the Boleyn siblings, Anne, Mary, and George, and the relationships between King Henry VIII and, first, Mary as his mistress, followed by Anne, a crafty plotter who wanted nothing more than to be queen. We all know the tragic end to the story, but Gregory's retelling of this brief time in history is magical. …
review by . September 08, 2002
This is certainly an entertaining novel, and it will keep you turning the pages. But Ms Gregory has a few of the facts a little muddled, and as history is always stranger than fiction, I do have to wonder why she chose to change anything about this fantastic story. For example, Ann was Mary's younger sister, not elder, and this may have put quite a different spin on their relationship. Mary's son Henry was her first born child, not second. And finally, there was absolutely no evidence that Ann ever …
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