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The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
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Dec 05, 11

bookshelves: own, 2011
Read from May 04 to September 05, 2011

Every time I pick up a Gregory novel, I want more. I love her Tudor series so much I went out and bought almost every Tudor book I could find (at Border's going-out-of-business sale). My obsession began when my best friend said, hey, you know that movie The Other Boleyn Girl, I just read the book and I know you are going to think I'm crazy because it's so smutty, but I loved it... you should try it too. Of course, I was hesitant at first, but she's my best friend, if I can't trust her reading recommendations, who can I trust? She was right. It was smutty, but enthralling. I couldn't wait to read the next one and learn more about Henry VIII and his never-ending stream of wives... and so, the obsession began.

This installment is about Queen Mary (Henry's oldest daughter) and her almost tyrannical rule of England. We start before her reign, when her brother King Edward is ill and she lives on the fringes of society. We see her rise to power and watch as the relationship between her and her half-sister Elizabeth (Anne Boleyn's daughter) evolves into something less than sisterly. This book has it all, secret plots, a love story, a divided friendship... everything you want in a novel. My only wish is that Gregory would write more about the Tudors (I mean we hardly got enough of Jane Seymour and Katherine Parr), but I cannot wait to read the next installment.
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Andrea Morris This one was my favorite one!

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