Other The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical fiction novel written by British author Philippa Gregory, based on the life of 16th-century aristocrat Mary Boleyn. Reviews were mixed; some said it was a brilliantly claustrophobic look at palace life in Tudor England, while others weren't convinced. Even so, it has enjoyed phenomenal success and popularity since its publication in 2002 and has spawned five sequels - The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, and The Other Queen.
The Other Boleyn Girl features the Boleyn-Howard family in a way that has never been used before. Based on the life of Mary Boleyn, Gregory has portrayed a time in the English Kingdom of great need and depression seeing through the divorce of one of the most significant royal weddings in English history (that of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon) as well as the great need of a male heir from the King.
Mary, the narrator of the story depicts a time of great hardship in the Boleyn-Howard family driven by the "bastardly" considered ambitions of Anne Boleyn as well as her Father and Uncle.