Philippa Gregory - The Other Boleyn Girl (2nd Hand Paperback)
The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical novel written by British author Philippa Gregory, loosely based on the life of 16th-century aristocrat Mary Boleyn of whom little is known.
The acclaimed international bestseller of the Tudor court, during the years of Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn - and the revolutionary sequence of events that followed.
1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat.
Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she comes to court as a girl of fourteen. Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary’s joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king’s interest wanes, Mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival: her sister Anne.
Anne soon becomes irresistible to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister’s rise. Anne stops at nothing to achieve her own ambition. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2011 (Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 970006514008
- SKU : B001044
- PPC : SP600gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is a story about Anne Boleyn, the notorious woman who charmed Henry VIII into divorcing his wife, break from the Catholic Church in Rome, and marry her. But the book is not told through her point of view, but through the eyes of her sister, Mary.
The portrayal of the family at Hever Castle is again of interest and the trials and tribulations of not only Anne’s but Mary’s growing up and their involvement with the court and King Henry VIII is very well done.
Of course, some events are elaborated or fabricated for the book as they were for the film, but Hever Castle is a character in this book in its own right and explains what Anne must have experienced when she lived there with her domineering family." - The Book Trail.