EPUB The Other Boleyn Girl

MOBI Â DOC The Other Boleyn Girl ò REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD Ý This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780743227445Two sisters competing for the greatest prize The love of a kingWhen Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen she catches the eye of Henry VIII Dazzled Mary falls in love with bothThis is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780743227445Two sisters competing for the greatest prize The love of a kingWhen 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 growin 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 Philippa Gregory did was add dialogue and sex scenes that your history teachers pretended never happened I was also very grateful that she didn't attempt to garner sympathy for Anne Boleyn I've read a couple novels about her where the author attempts to portray her as an innocent victim and it's just sad The woman was a manipulative conniving intelligent confident bitch and The Other Boleyn Girl makes this very clearOther books in Philippa Gregory's Tudor series that I read and enjoyed The Virgin's Lover The ueen's Fool The Constant Princess and The Boleyn Inheritance

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G role as unofficial ueen However she soon realises 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 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 is one sided Mary hasn't a brain for herself Henry is a lustfilled king that may be true the ueen is soooooo smart but doesn't know what is going on And Anne Boleyn is this hateful person that makes the reader want to kill her before she even is sent to the axe There was also the same use of phrases over and over again You're just the other Bolyn Girl we don't like youI am ueen You are a whore it's almost like the author has a limited vocabulary and wanted us to know it Second thing I hated was that there wasn't one ounce of family love or loyalty about anyone I know there is the family games going on in England but not one guy thought about his daughter as anything then a piece of old meat That really really bothered me Third this book had details about sex then porn I really wanted to hope the movie would be good and people have complained the movie is nothing like the book which is obvious because if it was like the book it would be in the XXX section of the video stores Fourth There were parts that focused on things that didn't matter 5 pages about a tennis tournament that made you say Why do I care about this It's like the author had a goal page amount and she was going to go above and beyond it Lastly the topic of Homosexuality and incest Yes this is a theory out there about Anne but did the WHOLE book have to focus on it Anne's brother was this neck kissing french kissing sister lover the whole entire book Anne was this girl that was always hot for her brother regardless of anything Great way to branch out there Overall I hated this book

EPUB ñ The Other Boleyn Girl ó Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn GirlAnd take fate into her own handsA 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 glamourous court in Europe and survived by following her hea 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 itThose 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 ueen courtier during King Henry VIII's tumultuous reign Little is known about Mary other than that she was the sister of one of the most well known women in all of history This is a historical fiction writer's DREAM She is a malleable yet important figure orbiting world changing events A crafty author can do a lot with just such a characterPhilippa Gregory decided to turn her into the tool of the Boleyns Mary is offered up by her parents and pushed ahead like a pawn by her ambitious uncle in the BoleynHoward campaign for power She is assisted by her brother and sister who later set her aside after the king's done with her in order to put Anne on the throne Mary's portrait as painted by Gregory is a sympathetic one indeedDid Gregory charge her palette with true colors? It's said that she likes to do historical research Me I like historical fiction that's well researched I don't like it when a writer does a little research latches on to something like an archaic term or whatever and then proceeds to use that thing in their novel like it's going out of bloody style If I ever hear the word stomacher again it'll be too damn soon Simply adding the occasional period piece decor and nothing does not make a good read in this genreI doubt that much historical accuracy was attended to in the making of this book There are notable inaccuracies I'll give you one Mary was not the baby of the family as Gregory asserts but rather the eldest of the three siblings But we've got to be honest with ourselves as readers Factual history must sometimes be set aside because that's not what's important in this genre The Other Boleyn Girl isn't a textbook it's a novel It's meant to entice and titillate Dramatic effect and setting the mood is important than getting it right Taken for what it is this book excels At times it's exciting and tense At times it pulls at the heart There are moments when this is drama at its bestHowever taken as a whole this is not Gregory's best work The occasionally amateurish writing made me think it was her first published work but it's not I read something by her published ten years after this and her writing showed marked improvement the nuggets from her historical research were inserted smoothly and everything felt a good deal tighter This mammoth book on the other hand feels ponderous At one point I thought to myself I bet she wishes she could have a redo on this one but that ain't gonna happen since everybody and their grandma has read it