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The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
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Jun 13, 2007

it was ok

Philippa Gregory dropped the ball on this one. This book covers the reigns of Henry VIII's fourth and fifth wives, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. I have enjoyed most of her other books covering the Tudor years in England, but here she leans on the device of having three narrators to lengthen a less-developed story by having them repeat the same ideas over and over. If I had a nickel for every time a character mused some version of "Henry VIII is a selfish, smelly, fat tyrant with a noxious leg wound," I'd be a rich woman.
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message 1: by Brandy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:39AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Brandy HA ha- and why was Jane sounding as if she was developmentally challenged? The girl responsible in my book club lost picking privledges for this one.

Lara I agree Stacy, this was not at her best. I have had a great time reading the cousins war series and this does not compare.

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