WWW Wednesday 14th October 2015

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Review | The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

Well-written and well-researched, but lacking in drama and repetitive: 3/5 stars.

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

What it’s about: Mary, Queen of Scots was the “guest” of the government of Elizabeth I from 1568 to 1587. This novel focuses on her captivity from 1569 to 1572, the point of view alternating between that of Mary herself, and those of her two hosts: the Earl of Shrewsbury and Bess of Harwick, his new wife.

My take:

The book is very well-written and researched. From that alone, I can guess that Gregory had written better novels and understand why she has such a loyal following. However, in the case of The Other Queen, I think the core problem is the point of view from which she chose to approach her subject.

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WWW Wednesday 7th October 2015

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WWW Wednesday 30th September 2015

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