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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.

This chance for us Howards comes once in a century…

1521. Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat. When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress, an unwitting pawn in the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn and Howard families.

As Henry’s interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary’s sister, Anne. Yet Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, won’t agree to be Henry’s mistress – only his wife.

Pitting the king’s desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors, Wolsey and Cromwell, what follows will change the course of a country’s history.

Reviews

Praise for Philppa Gregory:
‘One of Gregory's great strengths as a novelist is her ability to take familiar historical figures and flesh them into living breathing human beings’ Daily Express

‘The contemporary mistress of historical fiction is Philippa Gregory. Her novels are filled with strong, determined women who take their fate into their own hands…Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England.’ Kate Mosse

‘Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing’ Daily Mail

‘Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images…while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent’ DailyTelegraph

‘Subtle and exciting’ Daily Express

‘Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows’
Peter Ackroyd, The Times

‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating’ Sunday Times

About the author

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the internationally bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Her Cousins’ War novels were the basis for the highly successful BBC series, The White Queen.

Philippa’s other great interest is the charity that she founded twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for over 200 wells in the primary schools of this poor African country.

Philippa is a former student of Sussex University and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University. In 2016, she was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award by the Historical Writers' Association. Her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire and welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
November 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
33.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Joedbell14 ,

The other Boleyn

Amazing book loved it

RobertaR ,

Fantastic!

A fantastic well written fascinating book but this book is not to be taken literally. Putting this in the historical category is very misleading as it is very much fiction simply based on true events.

Pickle bee ,

A good read, but...

It's a ripping read, no doubt about it, but history it certainly isn't! If you know anything about this most documented era of our history, you will see that this is a work of pure fiction. For example, Anne wasn't even the older sister, but the younger. The film does nothing to improve on this massive distortion of the facts. It would perhaps be better if the true facts were not so well-known, for example as in the 'Cousins War' series, where we are not so much distracted by what we know already. 'The Lady of the Rivers' is I think one of Gregory's greatest works. Not, however, 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. Still, it's good entertainment .

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