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The Other Boleyn Girl
by ShayShay -- [Mommy of Monster] (genuineillusion)
at August 19th, 2006 (04:53 pm)

current mood: mischievous
current song: The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes

Title: The Other Boleyn Girl
Author: Philippa Gregory
Other notable books: The Queen's Fool
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: ***
Sweet Mary Boleyn - once forced by her family to become mistress to King Henry VIII [bearing him a daughter and a son]is usurped by her selfish and ambitious sister, Anne. Mary watches Anne make history - and destroy the family Boleyn forever. But in a family rife with incest, where the only thing that matters is how high you can get the family name, is Mary really happy? As Anne travels down the path of self-destruction Mary and her children find the happiness they never imagined.

Opinon: I would read this book before reading "The Queen's Fool," simply because it goes that way chronologically speaking. The book was just as amazing as "The Queen's Fool," the characters just as real, and the story just as fascinating. You can really tell why Mary hated Anne Boleyn so much, and you can see how Elizabeth really is just like her mother.