2.08.2007

Book Review: The Boleyn Inheritance



The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

This is another absolutely fantastic historical novel from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl, one of my favorite novels. Once again, we are returned to the court of King Henry VIII and the women that surround him.

This time, Gregory has three narrators - Anne of Cleves (queen #4), Jane Rochford (a lady in waiting to several queens), and Catherine Howard (queen #5), and the story weaves between the three of them, always moving forward but with different voices and perspectives on the court of Henry VIII.

I absolutely love the writing, the intrigue, the feeling of being on the inside of the story, and the characters of Gregory's novels. This is highly, highly recommended - one of the best novels I've read in ages!

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