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Reviewed by Lisa Aspeling from Cape Town, South Africa on 04 March 2003
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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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Reviewed by Renet from Johannesburg on 26 March 2013
Brilliantly written! I did not want it to end.