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The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction
Registered by cats-eye of Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on 1/14/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Ametisti): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Saturday, January 14, 2006

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Synopsis (from Amazon.co.uk):

Fabulous historical novel set in the court of King Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn attracts the attention of the young king and becomes his mistress; when he tires of her, she sets out to school her sister, Anne, as a replacement. Politics and passion are inextricably bound together in this compelling drama. The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way to attract the attention of the most powerful in the land than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king's mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir. The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably changed. For the women at the heart of the storm, they have only one weapon; and when it's no longer enough to be the mistress, Mary must groom her younger sister in the ways of the king. What happens next is common knowledge -- but here it is told in a way we've never heard it before, with all of Philippa Gregory's characteristic perceptiveness, backed by meticulous research and superb storytelling skills. 


Journal Entry 2 by oldreader from Citrus Heights, California USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2006

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arrived today.that was fast and just in time.Will be on the mend after surgery tomorrow and needing good reading material. 


Journal Entry 3 by oldreader from Citrus Heights, California USA on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

9 out of 10

An excellent historical fiction.This was well written.I enjoyed the perspective of Mary being the center of the story rather than Anne.Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 4 by oldreader at RABCK in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 06, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (11/6/2006 UTC) at RABCK in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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mailed today/a bookrelay trade 


Journal Entry 5 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Thanks, I received this today in the mailbox. 


Journal Entry 6 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 12, 2007

7 out of 10

This was quite an interesting read and even gave me a mini-history lesson. I wasn't sure that I was going to like it when I started to read it, but I soon found myself flipping through the pages to see Mary Boleyn's perspective on events.

All in all this was an enjoyable read, and I would definitely read more of Philippa Gregory's work.

Offered up in the Hot Titles! BookRelay. 


Journal Entry 7 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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Accepted by lukutuoli. Will be heading off to Finland very soon. 


Journal Entry 8 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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Dropped in the mailbox this afternoon. 


Journal Entry 9 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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The book arrived today with your special surpise, brewski, thanks :))) The books and the envelope were in perfect condition although it took almost two months for them to travel the long journey!
I'm certain that this book will get still more readers in the future after I've read it... 


Journal Entry 10 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, October 31, 2008

8 out of 10

I haven't read much historical fiction before and my knowledge about history is minimal, so I haven't much to compare this novel with. I liked this book, however, it was interesting to dive to the 16th century! The role of women is really something different compared with our time. I liked the character of Mary best, but wondered, if Anne was such an evil as described in this book? You really couldn't like her very much!
I've read a couple of other Gregory's books before, and I'm glad there are some others on my TBR-shelf :) 


Journal Entry 11 by winglukutuoliwing at Holiday Gift Giving, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 31, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (10/31/2008 UTC) at Holiday Gift Giving, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases

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This book will be sent as a Holiday Gift Giving -surprise to someone who has it on the wishlist. Enjoy!



 


Journal Entry 12 by Ametisti from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, November 03, 2008

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Oh thank you thank you thank you! My first wishlist book granted; it arrived with a HGG 2008 surprise package. I feel so blessed :) 


Journal Entry 13 by Ametisti at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/26/2012 UTC) at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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This book goes to build a school library in Gambia! I haven't read this book but I can download it to my Kindle later. I hope this book brings much joy to new readers in Africa.

 


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