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The Other Boleyn Girl
Reviewed by- linda (2009/09/13, 04:07 PM)
Philippa Gregory’s characters are complex and immensely engaging. The story is thought provoking, multi layered and brimming with unending intrigue and suspense; fueled by the greedy, ambitious, scheming and dangerously vacillating nature of the characters. There was literally never a dull moment in this book for me. I loved reading about the excesses of the royal court and the details of life during this period; Philippa Gregory’s descriptions are vivid and complete. This period in English History is often referred to as the reign of terror; Philippa Gregory brought it to life with her excellent portrayal of a king that disposed of people on a whim; usually by beheading them. This created a tense read as members of the inner circle ruthlessly curried the favor of King Henry VIII, jockeying for crucial political positions and stopping at nothing to maintain their status. In summary, I loved this enthralling book and did not want it to end; excellent page turning historical fiction.Back.

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