A magnificent new novel from one of England's finest historical writers, this is a story of rival sisters at the heart of the Tudor court, and their double seduction of the king himself.
Politics and passion are inextricably bound together in this compelling drama. The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way to attract the attention of the most powerful in the land than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king's mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir.
The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably changed. For the women at the heart of the storm, they have only one weapon; and when it's no longer enough to be the mistress, Mary must groom her younger sister in the ways of the king. What happens next is common knowledge - but here it is told in a way we've never heard it before, with all of Philippa Gregory's characteristic perceptiveness, backed by meticulous research and superb storytelling skills.
Other Boleyn Girl
From the Queen of historical fiction comes another fantastic novel. The Other Boleyn Girl is a dramatic and seductive look into the world of Tudor England. Full of drama, love, lies and betrayal, Gregory keeps you hooked until the very end. Reviewed by 01jl