6.19.2006

Review: The Constant Princess



The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

I have become quite a fan of Gregory's historical fiction (especially The Other Boleyn Girl), so I was happy to see a new novel on the shelves!

This time, Gregory follows the life of Catherine of Aragon - Henry VIII's first wife. Catherine was first married to Henry's brother Arthur, and this follows her struggle after his death to remain a part of the family, and to position herself to eventually rule as Queen of England.

This is an engaging, interesting, well-written and well-researched book - just like all of Gregory's novels. If you like historical fiction, definitely add Gregory to your list!

Highly recommended!

Note: I listened to the audio version, ably narrated by Kate Burton. Sadly, it was an abridgement of the original novel.

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