I watched the film version of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ several years ago and remember enjoying it a lot. My mum picked this up in a charity shop the other day and I absolutely loved reading it. I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure recently as I’ve been bogged down with schoolwork but once I started this I made time to read!
It is the tale of Anne Boleyn’s younger sister Mary and how she entranced the king before her sister did and went on to have two children by the king before being set aside when the king favored her sister. The story of how Anne Boleyn rose and fell to power through the eyes of her sister was enthralling. It was interesting to see the characters develop over time as the book progressed through many years and it was nice to see Mary finding happiness and love once more. The story was written with such intricacy and there were some little moments now and again that shocked and surprised me.
I enjoyed the way Philippa Gregory has expanded historical facts to make a very convincing and very enjoyable book!