Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Good Read


One of my favorite all time books is The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. I read all her subsequent books and although I enjoyed them, they didn't come close to comparing. Although they were not sequels, each of the books focused on various characters from The Other Boleyn Girl. The Boleyn Inheritance is truly a sequel and picks up where The Other Boleyn Girl left off - i.e. after the death of wife #3, Jane Seymour. The story is told from the perspective of three women - Jane Boleyn (George's sister and Anne & Mary's SIL), Anne of Cleves (brief wife # 4) and Katharine Howard (teenage wife #5). Gregory gave each of these three woman intriguing characters and I thought offered a realistic perspective on how they might have viewed life. Lots of subtle and sometimes dark humor in this one.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also loved "The Other Boleyn Girl" (Sister?)... Am glad to hear that this latest book is worth a read. Thanks!

Sharon said...

I liked almost all of Philippa Gregory's books, but I especially liked both The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance. I like the way Gregory writes from their perspective.