The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9) by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)

Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: The love of a kingWhen Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realises just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: ...


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TitleThe Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
ISBN9780743227445
Author
Release DateMay 21st, 2003
PublisherTouchstone Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance
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Reviews The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)

  • Madeline
    2007-06-02
    Some people (read: uptight history nerds with nothing better to do) like to get their undies in knots over Philippa Gregory's writing and whine about how she takes too many liberties with history. Well, guess what? She makes it interesting, and since her books are classified as fiction, I think she can be allowed that. Also, I consider myself a history nerd, especially when it comes to the Tudors, and I think Gregory's books are great. The storie...
  • Mandy
    2007-05-18
    Disclaimer: Don't confuse this book with a biography of Mary Boleyn. It's fiction all the way. It's a good read when you remember that this is fiction and not a blow-by-blow account of historical events. And because it is fiction, Gregory is able to play a little fast and loose with historical fact. Mary was most likely the oldest Boleyn child, not the youngest as presented here. She had also served the French kings court, just as Anne did, but w...
  • Sally
    2008-03-12
    I picked this one up at work because I want to see the movie (hello, Scarlett Johansen and Natalie Portman? Yes please), and because I know I'll have thousands of people asking me about it, like with Atonement, which I never read. In short, this book sucks. It's the worst kind of historical fiction - light on the history, and not fun or well written to make up for it. The characters are one dimensional, the writing is trite and full of cliches. C...
  • Ana
    2017-04-07
    No.No.No.Heck to the nah. Heck to the naw naw. I read The Other Boleyn Girl - and I wish I hadn't. This book makes Reign look like a masterpiece. It might as well have been called 'The Other Kardashian Girl.' The one thing that is abundantly clear is that this book is very anti-Anne Boleyn. The author is no fan of Anne Boleyn, that much is certain. Now the author ain't sayin' she a gold digger.... Except that's exactly what she's saying. Smh.Fir...
  • James
    2012-01-07
    This was one of the first books I read by Philippa Gregory -- and out of order. How could I do that to myself... but in the end, you can read them out of order assuming you know the entire list of monarchs in order. :) Informative book. If you're a history buff, it will line up well -- and give you some things to dispute!
  • Meaghan
    2007-09-28
    The thing you must realize about this book is that it is, first and foremost, a novel. A novel based on actual historical events, yes, but still a work of fiction. So for those that criticize it for its historical inaccuracy, your criticism is misplaced. This is not a biography of Mary Boleyn or Anne Boleyn and it doesn't pretend to be.I myself am a bit of a Tudor junkie and love reading both fiction and nonfiction about the family and the times,...
  • Cindy
    2008-04-07
    I love anything that has to do with English History and really am kinda fascinated by Henry VIII. After reading so many good things on here and elsewhere about this book I was looking forward to it. At about 100 pages into it I thought I really was enjoying it. Too bad the book didn't end at page 200. Because I hated this book with a passion. I don't even know where to start with it. First you have the writing style which is written by Mary Boyle...
  • Jason Koivu
    2012-02-28
    You've probably never heard of The Other Boleyn Girl. It's not very popular. I think a movie got made out of it, but I doubt anyone watched it.Those are the kind of lies, mistruths and distortions that one person can perpetuate when they don't check their facts or worse, intentionally distort the facts. But more on that later.The Other Boleyn Girl is the story of Mary Boleyn, the could've-been-queen courtier during King Henry VIII's tumultuous re...
  • Sara W
    2007-09-17
    I got through 25 pages of this book and had enough! I wrote down (literally - I had a pen and paper with me after the reading the first page or two) so many historical inaccuracies that I thought my head would explode. Then I checked out reviews on Amazon and realized the book would get much, much worse. As strictly a novel, this might be a great book, and I do hope to pick it up again with the mind-set that it is strictly fiction because I might...
  • Stella
    2008-06-16
    OK firstly, there's no doubt that Philippa Gregory can write a good story. Her prose is engaging and the content fThe Other Boleyn girl was easy to read.However what put me off was the absolute ignorance of historical fact and total villification of Anne Boleyn - yes this is a fictional interpretation but now it has made it to the big screen, there are a few who will think this is what really happened.Ms. Gregory describes Mary Boleyn as her pers...