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The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

The story began from the period Mary Boleyn caught the interest of King Henry VII and she would later became his mistress. However, Mary had to face many struggles living as the King's other woman. She had to bear the guilt of stealing someone's husband and bear a burden to give the King an heir while at the same time having to face the threat from her jealous sister, Anne Boleyn.

First of all, I like the way the book was written. the english was simple and clear and I'm sure most of the non-native english speakers like me will find the book easy to understand. The story of the Boleyn girls is one of the most interesting events that had happened during the Tudor period. Their story have been widely made into novels and films and even TV series. Recently, this book was turned into a movie which starred Hollywood's big names such as Scarlet Johansson and Natalie Portman but I haven't seen the movie yet. Nevertheless, as for the book, I found the story very interesting but I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the author's version of the Boleyn girls' story and whether the historical facts mentioned in the book was correct. But the author has provided the list of all the sources for her story at the back of the book.

The story was full of drama which made it hard to put the book down as soon as you immersed yourself into the story. Overall, the simple english and the interesting storyline made the book a pleasure to read.

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