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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
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Jan 25, 2011

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Philippa Gregory's historical novels are an interesting way to learn about European history. I didn't enjoy this particular book nearly as much as I did THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, but that book was a hard act to follow because the characters and personal situations were so intriguing. THE WHITE QUEEN concentrates more on battles and politics than on interactions between personalities, and I found myself struggling to sort out the characters, because they all had the same names -- Edward, George, Elizabeth, Richard and Margaret. (Of course, the author was not responsible for that, since they were royal names of real people, but she herself would sometimes get tangled up and refer to a brother-ion-law as an uncle.)

I did enjoy the unique slant on the mystery of the two little princes who disappeared from the Tower. The book would have been worth reading for that element alone.
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