Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Other Queen

One of my favorite blogs, Book Club Girl has a new post about Philippa Gregory's newest book, "The Other Queen." There's a video of the author talking about the book and even a giveaway!

I've been a fan of Gregory's books for many years now. A friend insisted that I would love "The Other Boleyn Girl." I was skeptical. I'm not much for historical fiction, it was a big paperback and the cover made me think that it was some kind of bosom-heaving Fabio romance novel. But, I gave it a chance and was hooked. It's the story of Henry VIII and the beginnings of his relationship with Anne Boleyn. It was made into a movie that was released earlier this year. If you saw it, let me assure you -- THE BOOK IS BETTER!

Philippa Gregory has released several other novels about Tudor England since TOBG, and the latest one has just been released. "The Other Queen" is the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. I can't wait to read it!

1 comment:

melissa said...

I have read "The Other Boleyn Girl" and still haven't seen the movie. I liked the book, too. I was at the library this week and saw, "The Other Queen". I'll have to pick it up soon. It does make me want to learn more about that historical time period.