The Other Queen Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 November 2018
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- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition (1 November 2018)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0008320268
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008320263
- Dimensions : 13.9 x 3.7 x 14.2 cm
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Praise for Philippa Gregory:
‘Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows.’
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.’ Sunday Times
‘Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images…while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent.’ Daily Telegraph
‘The contemporary mistress of historical crime fiction is Philippa Gregory. Her novels are filled with strong, determined women who take their fate into their own hands…Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England.’ Kate Mosse, Financial Times
About the Author
Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned author of historical novels. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. The Other Boleyn Girl is now a major film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.
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What I always enjoy about these books is after finishing them I always make a point to learn more about the characters and Bess was some lady! I didnt know anything about her before.
That being said however, it took at least two full playings of the entire Audiobook, for me to form an opinion on it. At first I was initially quite disappointed with it, I thought it was quite weak. Then I had occasion to listen to it again, and my opinion began to change. Ms. Gregory's trademark for characterisation, had acutely observed the interweaving relationship between Prisoner and Jailor, and the domino effect it had on all main characters involved: - Most notably The Earl of Shrewsbury and The Tudor Court in general.
I found that although it was necessary to have three different readers, it was also a little confusing at times. I think that added to my confusion with this book
This is a good book, although it may take some time to get into.
If you don't buy this book you'll miss probably the greatest story of Mary and Elizabeth ever written.