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Book Review: The Other Boleyn Girl

13 March 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory

Considering that I usually read science fiction and contemporary literature, this is the first historical fiction I have read, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I read it in a week!

If you put aside historical inaccuracies, the book is well written and easy to read, and it’s an intriguing and absorbing story of two women competing for the love of a king.

It’s full of extravagant encounters, bitchy princesses, tasty characters, betrayals, sex, evil plotting, and it’s no wonder it’s been turned into a movie.

I recommend it, especially if you don’t usually read historical fiction.