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Subject: Phillipa Gregory fans?
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 9:08 AM ET
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What are your thoughts on Phillippa Gregory...good or bad?

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I read The Other Boleyn Girl and really liked it- then I read The Queen's Fool and The Virgin's Lover, and didn't like them as much.  Actually, I did like the Queens Fool, just not as much as TOBG, but could barely get through Virgin's Lover.  Kind of got burned out on them at that point, and haven't read any more.  I would like to read The Boleyn Inheritance someday, if I can ever get through my current TBR- it's just not a high enough priority at the moment.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I haven't read The Virgin's Lover yet. She also has a series that starts with Wild Acre I believe. It is really different......I was sort of obsessed with those for awhile. I have never seen them mentioned on the board which is why I wondered if many people had read her. I was very fond of The Other Boelyn Girl as well...

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:16 PM ET
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I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and have about 4 more of her books still to be read. 

I haven't felt the urge to jump in and read them yet.  Hopefully some day...

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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 2:25 PM ET
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I enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl but did  not finish the Quees Fool.  I guss her books just do not grap me enough.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 4:10 PM ET
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I read her "Wild Acre" trilogy eons ago.  But, those have certainly stuck with me.  Probably for the wrong reason(s) though.   LOL

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 5:59 AM ET
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The first I read of hers was the Other Boylen Girl....thought it was very good.  I then read the Boylen Inheritance and thought that was just as good.  The Queen's Lover was a bit of a dissapointment.  A friend gave me the Queen's Fool over 2 months ago and I have not had the urge to read it.  I think I will be retuning to her unread.  Perhaps I'll be interested again later but right now am feeling her stuff is a bit dry compared to what I am reading now.

Pauline

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 12:25 PM ET
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Kelly, I agree the story line in that series was very harsh at times...if reference to the family relationships[s and what not if you know what I mean...I think I remember the circus part the most....Overall did you like them?

Date Posted: 6/7/2008 12:30 AM ET
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I love her.  Well, the Boleyn ones, at least.  I read the Wideacre trilogy (or tried too-- read the first, started the second and haven't even tried to go back) and didn't care for it.  But she's got  a new to me at least series about .... Tradescant?  He's a gardener to some king in England.  It was pretty good.  A little messed up, but good. 

I don't think I'd consider her romance, though.  More historical fiction, I guess. 

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:18 PM ET
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Jessica, overall, I did like them.  I would have to say they are definitely NOT for everyone.  They were certainly something different from what I usually read.  Maybe that's what I liked about them.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:46 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/10/2008 1:11 PM ET
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I read and loved The Other Boleyn Girl (so much so, that I refuse to watch the movie), but then read The Virgin's Lover and haven't been able to read her since...which is unfortunate becuase Boylen Inheritance sounds pretty good.



Last Edited on: 6/11/08 2:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 2:31 PM ET
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Loved, loved, loved,  The Other Boleyn Girl! I read The Constant Princess before that and didn't like the book or Katherine of Aragon as portrayed in the book. I had a hard time finishing that one. I have the others in my TBR.