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Subject: The Boleyn Inheritance
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 7:51 AM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2005
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If anyone's looking for this book, I've got a copy (ISBN:  074327251X) available on my shelf.  It wasn't on anyone's wishlist, but there's plenty of other paperback copies wishlisted.

Subject: Bolyn Inheritance
Date Posted: 2/7/2009 11:43 AM ET
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Was this a good book? I read the Other Bolyn Girl and am  reading the first book in the Wideacre triology now.

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 12:48 PM ET
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Sherrie -

I think there's another threads on this somewhere in this forum, but I'm not sure.  (It might have dropped off already.)  I liked this better than The Other Boleyn Girl. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 1:08 AM ET
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I enjoyed this one too.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I am reading Boleyn Inheretance right now and have all the Tudor books by Gregory. I don't think she is the best historian (there are a lot worse out there though), but she writes a nice story. I like in Boleyn Inheretance  how she keeps switching narrators from Jane Boleyn, Anne of Cleves to Katherine Howard. She makes you try to understand what may be in their vapid little heads. The description of Henry the VIII stinking leg sore is quite good too.  I enjoyed the Queens Fool a lot too. Other's opinions of Gregory's Tudor books?

Date Posted: 12/24/2009 12:03 AM ET
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I thoroughly enjoy Gregory's Tudor books because her rendition of historical events adds flavour to the dreary historical facts that I was taught in good ole England.  The antics of the Tudors, especially with Henry VIII's lifestory has always fascinated me and Gregory brings life to this era in a way that makes her books such a pleasing intriguing read.  And yes, Alice J, I agree with you  that the "stinking leg sore" in  Gregory's description did indeed bring a sense of reality to the medical conditions during this timeframe.  I have found all of Gregory's books so far to be near factual with a hint of fiction to ease the reader from drama to drama.  So well written.