The Other Boleyn Girl (2020)

The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory The Other Boleyn Girl Two sisters competing for the greatest prize the love of a king A rich and compelling novel of love sex ambition and intrigue The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determinatio
  • Title: The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Author: Philippa Gregory
  • ISBN: 9781416556534
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory Two sisters competing for the greatest prize the love of a king.A rich and compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girlTwo sisters competing for the greatest prize the love of a king.A rich and compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family s ambitious plots as the king s interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival her sister, Anne Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take her fate into her own hands.
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  1. Madeline

    Some people read uptight history nerds with nothing better to do like to get their undies in knots over Philippa Gregory s writing and whine about how she takes too many liberties with history Well, guess what She makes it interesting, and since her books are classified as fiction, I think she can be allowed that Also, I consider myself a history nerd, especially when it comes to the Tudors, and I think Gregory s books are great The stories surrounding Henry VIII are already really good all Phil [...]

  2. Mandy

    Disclaimer Don t confuse this book with a biography of Mary Boleyn It s fiction all the way It s a good read when you remember that this is fiction and not a blow by blow account of historical events And because it is fiction, Gregory is able to play a little fast and loose with historical fact Mary was most likely the oldest Boleyn child, not the youngest as presented here She had also served the French kings court, just as Anne did, but was sent home in disgrace after tales of her promiscuity [...]

  3. Sally

    I picked this one up at work because I want to see the movie hello, Scarlett Johansen and Natalie Portman Yes please , and because I know I ll have thousands of people asking me about it, like with Atonement, which I never read In short, this book sucks It s the worst kind of historical fiction light on the history, and not fun or well written to make up for it The characters are one dimensional, the writing is trite and full of cliches Complete trash, but I m not putting it on my enjoyable tras [...]

  4. Ana

    No.No.No.Heck to the nah Heck to the naw naw I read The Other Boleyn Girl and I wish I hadn t This book makes Reign look like a masterpiece It might as well have been called The Other Kardashian Girl The one thing that is abundantly clear is that this book is very anti Anne Boleyn The author is no fan of Anne Boleyn, that much is certain Now the author ain t sayin she a gold digger.Except that s exactly what she s saying Smh.First Nefertiti, now this I am done with historical fiction I m not int [...]

  5. James

    This was one of the first books I read by Philippa Gregory and out of order How could I do that to myself but in the end, you can read them out of order assuming you know the entire list of monarchs in order Informative book If you re a history buff, it will line up well and give you some things to dispute

  6. Meaghan

    The thing you must realize about this book is that it is, first and foremost, a novel A novel based on actual historical events, yes, but still a work of fiction So for those that criticize it for its historical inaccuracy, your criticism is misplaced This is not a biography of Mary Boleyn or Anne Boleyn and it doesn t pretend to be.I myself am a bit of a Tudor junkie and love reading both fiction and nonfiction about the family and the times, and I found this book a delight It had all the eleme [...]

  7. Cindy

    I love anything that has to do with English History and really am kinda fascinated by Henry VIII After reading so many good things on here and elsewhere about this book I was looking forward to it At about 100 pages into it I thought I really was enjoying it Too bad the book didn t end at page 200 Because I hated this book with a passion I don t even know where to start with it First you have the writing style which is written by Mary Boylen s POV Which is fine But every character in this book i [...]

  8. Jason Koivu

    You ve probably never heard of The Other Boleyn Girl It s not very popular I think a movie got made out of it, but I doubt anyone watched it.Those are the kind of lies, mistruths and distortions that one person can perpetuate when they don t check their facts or worse, intentionally distort the facts But on that later.The Other Boleyn Girl is the story of Mary Boleyn, the could ve been queen courtier during King Henry VIII s tumultuous reign Little is known about Mary, other than that she was t [...]

  9. Sara W

    I got through 25 pages of this book and had enough I wrote down literally I had a pen and paper with me after the reading the first page or two so many historical inaccuracies that I thought my head would explode Then I checked out reviews on and realized the book would get much, much worse As strictly a novel, this might be a great book, and I do hope to pick it up again with the mind set that it is strictly fiction because I might be able to enjoy it then But as a book dealing with Mary and An [...]

  10. Stella

    OK firstly, there s no doubt that Philippa Gregory can write a good story Her prose is engaging and the content fThe Other Boleyn girl was easy to read.However what put me off was the absolute ignorance of historical fact and total villification of Anne Boleyn yes this is a fictional interpretation but now it has made it to the big screen, there are a few who will think this is what really happened.Ms Gregory describes Mary Boleyn as her personal heroine and this bias is clear through the book A [...]

  11. Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum There is no room for mistakes at court I have owned this book since Jesus was a toddler but never got around to reading it mainly because every time I even come close to the puppy squisher bookshelf, this guy gets a little antsy I have a vague recollection of being envious of ScarJo s magnificent boobage in the film version followed immediately by what I do best once I decide to watch a movie fall asleep Anyway, I hadn t really planned on ever reading The [...]

  12. Elizabeth

    The Other Boleyn Girl was my last read of 2017 and also the biggest surprise This book has been sitting on my shelf for years so long that the spine is actually completely faded from sun damage For whatever reason I just assumed this would be a three star read, which is something I like to avoid at all costs I watched the movie on a plane ten years ago and even though I liked it I thought, well, there s no way the book is actually any good Obviously I m an idiot because it turned out to be one o [...]

  13. Phrynne

    An enjoyable read but I am afraid Wolf Hall has ruined me for historical fiction set in this period I kept waiting for Cromwell to walk in and organise everything There has been a lot of criticism about this book being light on historical fact but since it is fiction I did not mind that I wondered if it limited itself by telling it through the character of Mary She was not a very politically aware or even especially intelligent person and seeing the story unfold though her eyes alone made it a l [...]

  14. Felicia

    This was the november pick for Vaginal Fantasy Book club and I LOVED it I have always been fond of the Tudors, as a kid I always fancied myself somewhat of an Anne Boleyn lover, she was my favorite of the poor wives, so this delving into her history, and her sister s especially, was super fascinating It isn t a standard smutty romance, and you end up sympathizing a lot with how women were treated, how Henry the 8th behaved and WHY he did what he did I have done some research ie read haha since, [...]

  15. Asghar Abbas

    First time I was introduced to Anne Boleyn and I have been infatuated with her ever since, her cause my own and my own quite forgotten Happily so Recklessly so So, Gregory gets props for that but nought for much else, see not all is forgiven not even close Because I completely, utterly, vehemently resent Gregory s depiction of Anne in this book And After watching Natalie Dormer perform Anne, yes perform no other word for it, oh boy, no one else can ever be Anne Boleyn for me Dormer animated her [...]

  16. Markus

    Well, thenReviewing this book should be fun than reading it, but since I m not in the mood to deal with rabid fangirls yes, I very consciously use a term describing only one gender , I m not sure if I want to risk criticising such an amazingly overrated book.The book does have some redeeming qualities, and luckily I feel that most of my disappointment lies with this book specifically and not with Philippa Gregory as an author, so I ll happily read by her.

  17. Iset

    The book is in outward appearances the same length as The Constant Princess and The Boleyn Inheritance , but is actually a longer work, as is revealed when one realises that the font size is considerably smaller than the two aforementioned novels The up side of this is that at least The Other Boleyn Girl has of a story than the wafer thin plot of the other two This is not however enough to make it into a good book The writing itself is of low quality, many scenes are redundant, drag with little [...]

  18. Linda

    This book is pure trash Simple as that I was kind of embarrassed reading it It reads something like a Danielle Steel novel wannabe Not to knock Danielle Steel cause I m certainly guilty of reading a number of Danielle Steele Tho in truth it was when I was much younger so I really didn t know any better So back to The Other Boleyn Girl being pure trash It s crazy for me to make such a harsh claim cause 1 I love historical fiction always have Even since fifth grade I can remember and 2 the plot is [...]

  19. Amy (Foxy)

    Well, this bites I got a digital copy from my library and after 6 hours of listening to the audio it just ended UPDATE Well, I guess, I should have paid better attention to what I check out from the library Apparently, the library only has the abridged version SIGH Even though I didn t get the full version of this book I was not feeling it I felt like something was missing what was missing I m not sure but I needed I have not seen the movie adaption of this book but I m interested in watching i [...]

  20. Edallia

    I will review this festering mound of shhhrely quality literature, although I doubt I have anything to say about it that hasn t already been said Historical controvery aside I mean, whatever, Gregory totally went to the Dan Brown place, and as someone who s interested in history, I don t entirely appreciate it, but I think we intelligent people all know that this is fiction, despite what Gregory seems to be saying in the Author s Q A thingy at the back of my copy.This is the story of Anne Boleyn [...]

  21. Tilbatilba

    Utter rubbish It is poorly written, particularly the embarrassing dialogue e.g she was hot for the King.The author selects a particularly fascinating period of history, but those events just weren t interesting enough apparently, so she makes up various events purely for their titillation value.There is much better historical fiction out there.

  22. Nichole (DirrtyH)

    I finally finished this book Just in time to go see the movie, which was nothing like it And neither was much like actual history But I suppose that s not very important, is it This book is full of scandal and intrigue, sex and debauchery, scheming, betrayal, and maybe a little bit of love Much like any good soap opera This is a fairly entertaining read if you like such things I had a hard time staying interested, and read several other books while I was trying to finish this one I did like it, [...]

  23. Ana T.

    I bought this book a few months back but I was hesitant to pick it up Anne Boleyn s story is one I researched a long time ago and I wasn t too sure I wanted to revisit it However this month I decided to read it with A and A so we could all discuss it and now I m glad that I did it.I wasn t sure I was enjoying it very much at first Mary Boleyn seemed, at times too innocent and tongue tied, and at other times an intelligent observer of human nature I wasn t too convinced with her as a character A [...]

  24. Crystal Starr Light

    You just keep on being sweetly stupid, Mary You do it beautifully Mary Boleyn is one of Queen Katherine s many ladies in waiting But things change when she catches King Henry VIII s eye Her family, led by Uncle Thomas Howard, quickly push her into becoming the King s mistress, but Anne, Mary s sister, is never satisfied Set amidst the turmoil of King Henry s early rule, we follow Mary through her affair with the King, the strife between King Henry and Queen Katherine, and the marriage of King He [...]

  25. Oriana

    I normally don t write reviews, never did but somehow, I think I should start todo something to keep track of my readings With the support of my two friends, Ana T and Ana O here s my first try Beware, there s some slight spoilers and a major one at the end.The Other Boleyn Girl was, in fact, a reread This book was part of my Read Along Challenge with Ana T and Ana O and I m glad we included it in our list.I still remembered getting really annoyed the first time with the historical liberties tak [...]

  26. graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst)

    Going into The Other Boleyn Girl I already knew that the historical details weren t very factual, but I had this laying around and needed something both light and set in the past, so I figured this would do nicely The writing itself is perfectly fine, and mostly, I did enjoy the book Although, for the first half, it seemed as if everyone only wore red and by the end I got so sick of hearing about Anne s B for Boleyn necklace I could scream.Mary Boleyn, the narrator, is a strange character sympat [...]

  27. Leslie

    4.5 Stars This was my first Philippa Gregory read and even though this book is classified as fiction , Gregory included several historical facts and wrote an enchanting and lovely story about the life of Mary Boleyn I found this book hauntingly written with the many facts I do know about King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne The minute Mary Boleyn arrives at court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII She is quite frankly dazzled by him and quickly falls in love [...]

  28. Laura

    This book is repulsive.I m fine with historical re interpretations I m fine with playing fast and loose with the facts for the sake of a good story I love the idea of rescuing the forgotten ladies of history What I am very much NOT fine with is slut shaming and demonizing women for the sake of making their competitors look good by comparison Gregory sets up a dichotomy by which Mary our protagonist, a convenient historical blank slate on whom Gregory can project whatever she wants becomes the sw [...]

  29. ~Bellegirl91~

    I LOVED this book sooooo much and was my first Philippa Gregory book and movie I saw I have this weird fascination with the Tudor era ESPECIALLY anything to do with King Henry VIII and his court So I remember watching this movie first having high hopes for it and came out disappointed when it was focused on Mary Boleyn and some other stuff that didn t happen so I vowed that I would never watch it again well, I read the book and saw WHY it was Mary s POV and ended up wanting to watch the movie a [...]

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