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The Boleyn Inheritance | [Philippa Gregory]

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold.
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Publisher's Summary

Three women share one fate....

The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold. In The Boleyn Inheritance, Gregory is at her intelligent and suspenseful best.

©2006 Philippa Gregory Limited. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Compelling." (Booklist)
"Gregory's accounts of events are accurate enough to be persuasive, her characterizations modern enough to be convincing. Rich in intrigue and irony, this is a tale where readers will already know who was divorced, beheaded, or survived, but will savor Gregory's sharp staging of how and why." (Publishers Weekly)

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    GlassJane NJ 03-08-07
    GlassJane NJ 03-08-07 Member Since 2006

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    "Easy listening, another successful novel"

    This is the 3rd novel by Phillippa Gregory I have "read". I actually listened to "The Boleyn Inheritance" and physically read "The Virgin Love" and "The Other boleyn Girl". All three were fantastic. I seem to be partial to historical novels, especially revolving around the UK. Philippa's books are pure relaxation for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Santa Monica, CA, USA 03-07-07
    Heather Santa Monica, CA, USA 03-07-07
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    "Wonderful, engaging, well-written"

    This book held my attention from the first syllable. I have listened to other Gregory books, but this one is by far her best work, it's very plot-focused, and wonderfully complex. Plus the three different narrators are enjoyable to listen to and very good at their characters. It seems like the writing for this book is more sharp and alive than in other Gregory books, a welcome change.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gracetrue Chicago, IL, USA 02-26-07
    Gracetrue Chicago, IL, USA 02-26-07
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    "Captivating"

    From the start very captivating. I enjoyed the voices that went along with each story. I went through it faster than I had anticipated.

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    Lewis Weston, CT, USA 02-25-07
    Lewis Weston, CT, USA 02-25-07
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    "interesting"

    I'm a lover of this period of history and found the personal, real life dialogue and conversations very interesting. Gave insight into this colorful era of English royalty.

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    Catherine KINSTON, NC, United States 04-04-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The Boleyn Inheritance the most enjoyable?

    What a great story. Couldn't wait to get through it....


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    storyline


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Kitty was being held in the tower


    If you could take any character from The Boleyn Inheritance out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Thomas Culpepper - because he is so cute.


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    Linda Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 04-19-12
    Linda Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 04-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Most enjoyable read."

    I love to read anything involving this time period. It was an easy read and most enjoyable.

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