The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory
Considering that I usually read science fiction and contemporary literature, this is the first “historical fiction” novel I have read, and I have to say that I enjoyed it.
In fact, I read it in a week.
(OK it’s not pure historical fiction at all. It was more like chick-lit-trash!)
So if you put aside historical inaccuracies, the book is well written, 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 like trashy chick-lit, and you don’t usually read historical fiction.