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Book Review of The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
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This book is very readable, despite the occasionally-questionable history, and the characters are written with genuine interest and care. The plot is strikingly similar to a soap-opera, but if you know anything about that period in history, most everyone's lives were straight out of "As the World Turns". What interested me about the novel is the fact that it sheds light on the infamous Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary, someone I didn't even know existed! Phillipa Gregory is a marvelous writer, and this gigantic doorstopper of a book is engaging throughout. In the end, I definitely recommend this book if you're interested in Tudor history. Just don't go into it expecting history as you've always thought it to be! A great read.