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The acclaimed international bestseller set around the Tudor court, during the years when Henry VIII traded his mistress Mary Boleyn for courtship of her sister Anne - and tracing the extraordinary events that changed the course of a country's history. When Henry VIII tires of pretty young Mary Boleyn, her powerful family instructs her to promote her sister, Anne, as a replacement. But Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, intelligent and spirited, doesn't agree to be Henry's mistress - only his wife. PItting the king's desperation for an heir against his powerful advisors - Wolsey, Cromwell and Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk - what Anne brings about will change the course of a country's history. Told with all of Philippa Gregory's characteristic perceptiveness, backed by meticulous historical research and superb storytelling skills, The Other Boleyn Girl brings a legendary court, its politics, personalities and scheming vividly to life.

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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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Gregory P
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Paperback

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The acclaimed international bestseller set around the Tudor court, during the years when Henry VIII traded his mistress Mary Boleyn for courtship of her sister Anne - and tracing the extraordinary events that changed the course of a country's history. When Henry VIII tires of pretty young Mary Boleyn, her powerful family instructs her to promote her sister, Anne, as a replacement. But Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, intelligent and spirited, doesn't agree to be Henry's mistress - only his wife. PItting the king's desperation for an heir against his powerful advisors - Wolsey, Cromwell and Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk - what Anne brings about will change the course of a country's history. Told with all of Philippa Gregory's characteristic perceptiveness, backed by meticulous historical research and superb storytelling skills, The Other Boleyn Girl brings a legendary court, its politics, personalities and scheming vividly to life.

Review:

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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Author:
Gregory P
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
ISBN:
9780006514008
Audience:
General
Pages:
544
Width (mm):
120
Length (mm):
170
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Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned author of historical novels. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. The Other Boleyn Girl is now a major film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.
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37

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The Other Boleyn Girl

Brilliantly written! I did not want it to end.

History alive

Phillipa Gregory has discovered a brilliant new way to transport the past to the present and breathe life into a history that has been left on the shelf for centuries. She tells the story of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, from the first person perspective of her sister, Mary Boleyn. Gregory delves into the very inner workings of the upper echelons of the royal court, revealing betrayal, lust, love and jealousy. This same creative narrative technique also puts a new and captivating spin on 15th century politics and passion, and simultaneously highlights the plight of European women at the time. A classy - and I'll venture educational - contemporary of Mills and Boone, Gregory manages to find an excellent balance between the erotic and the historic. Her research is impeccable, yet she still manages to maintain the easy-reading narrative style not associated with great histories. An great read all round.

 

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