The Other Boleyn Girl (Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) (Compact Disc)
From time to time in my reading world, I love to return to the eras of ancient kings and queens and their regal court drama. This very book happens to be the book that started my love of this Tudor historical craze! I have always been so intrigued as to what made Henry VII so nasty. What else didn't I know about? Did Anne Boleyn have a sister who may have turned his head? And why did he feel it necessary to cut off Anne's head? Philippa Gregory is a master. She has definitely done her homework and we reap the benefits of a great read!— laurie
NARRATED BY THE CROWN'S VANESSA KIRBY The #1 New York Times bestseller from "the queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.