I've just finished reading The Other Boleyn Girl. I enjoyed the other two books I've read in Philippa Gregory's Tudor Court series but this one was even better.
I've seen the film which is based on this book but it didn't grip me as much as reading the story for myself did, I couldn't put it down and I'm really sorry now I've finished it, the sign of a good book.
The Other Boleyn Girl tells the story of Mary Boleyn from the time she arrives at court and becomes the young mistress of Henry VIII right through to her sister, Anne, becoming Queen and ultimately, Anne's execution by beheading.
Many have criticised the historical inaccuracies in the book but I've taken it at face value, it's a novel and I've enjoyed it as such, however, as so many historical fiction books often prompt me to do, I've looked up bits and pieces along the way to find out more actual facts about her life and that of her family.
I've got the next book in this series already downloaded on my Kindle and I'm looking forward to reading it.