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The Boleyn Inheritance, by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed October 29th, 2008, 11:51 pm

This is my favorite PG book as well - great review Carla.

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Post by Carla » Thu October 30th, 2008, 9:44 am

Thanks, everybody! Of the Philippa Gregory novels I've read, this is my favourite by a country mile, chiefly because of Kitty Howard. I can forgive a book a lot if it makes me laugh.
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Post by princess garnet » Thu October 30th, 2008, 1:19 pm

I enjoyed this book too. Although Philippa didn't publish in chronological order, I feel like it wraps up the Tudor series.

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Post by Telynor » Thu October 30th, 2008, 11:37 pm

I did find this to be better than most of what PG has written, but I still dislike her intensely as a writer. I'm not going to bother with TOQ, as I really don't need to read yet another book on Mary of Scotland...

Excellent review, Carla. Well done!

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Post by tsjmom » Thu October 30th, 2008, 11:43 pm

Yeah!!! You guys are making me feel better about reading this one. After just finishing 2 of hers I felt "ho hum" about reading this one, but now you've raised my hopes for it ;)

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Post by tsjmom » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 12:15 am

After 'The Other Boleyn Girl', I thought this was the best of PGs novels. I enjoyed reading about two little known, vastly different queens in this tumultuous time. Quick, light, and enjoyable. 3.5/5

(IMHO, her other books were becoming boring as they were too boring and similar. I'm taking a good long break from PG).

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Post by Divia » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 12:31 am

I enjoyed this one as well, and is my favorite of hers. I agree you might want to take a break from her. I know I am. After The Other Queen, I just dont think I can stomach another book by her for quite sometime.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed December 24th, 2008, 3:09 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I enjoyed this one as well, and is my favorite of hers. I agree you might want to take a break from her. I know I am. After The Other Queen, I just dont think I can stomach another book by her for quite sometime.[/quote]

me neither!

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Post by Susan » Wed December 24th, 2008, 4:18 pm

[quote=""Andromeda_Organa""]me neither![/quote]

Now I am convinced I don't want to attempt The Other Queen for quite a while. I recently finished A Question of Guilt, another book about Mary, so it's not such a good idea to read about her right now.
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