The Other Boleyn Girl

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0006514006 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnnevO of Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 2/15/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, February 15, 2008
From Library Journal
Before Henry VIII ever considered making Anne Boleyn his wife, her older sister, Mary, was his mistress. Historical novelist Gregory (Virgin Earth) uses the perspective of this "other Boleyn girl" to reveal the rivalries and intrigues swirling through England. The sisters and their brother George were raised with one goal: to advance the Howard family's interests, especially against the Seymours. So when Mary catches the king's fancy, her family orders her to abandon the husband they had chosen. She bears Henry two children, including a son, but Anne's desire to be queen drives her with ruthless intensity, alienating family and foes. As Henry grows more desperate for a legitimate son and Anne strives to replace Catherine as queen, the social fabric weakens. Mary abandons court life to live with a new husband and her children in the countryside, but love and duty bring her back to Anne time and again. We share Mary's helplessness as Anne loses favor, and everyone abandons her amid accusations of adultery, incest, and witchcraft. Even the Boleyn parents won't intervene for their children. Gregory captures not only the dalliances of court but the panorama of political and religious clashes throughout Europe. She controls a complicated narrative and dozens of characters without faltering, in a novel sure to please public library fans of historical fiction.

Journal Entry 2 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, February 23, 2008
I loved this book. I like to learn about history through well-written historical novels. Even though I already knew a bit about the story, this book still had some surprises in store. I'm also looking forward to the motion picture based on this book.

Released 13 yrs ago (3/13/2008 UTC) at OBCZ-Biblio, Van Vollenhovenstraat 15 unit 26-27 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands



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