I would like a chronological list of her books.
>>By SJRoberts1 (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
Phillipa Gregory is an amazing witer. After reading "The Other Boleyn Girl", I want to read EVERYTHING she has written! She is a genius!!
>>By Liz (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
I loved "The Other Boleyn Girl" so now I am trying to get my hands on all of Phillipa Gregory's books
>>By katie (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
wow, what an amazing writer
Have read Earthly Joys,Virgin Earth,The Other Boleyn Girl and now Bread and Chocolate.She is such a clever writer Bread and Chocolate blew me away.So simple yet so deep.So readable with those unpredictable endings.A real inspiring writer!
>>By Mayan (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
The best bloody book I have ever read. I could not put it down, and I did not want it to end. Thank you for writting something so fantastic.
>>By Alexandra (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
I mean 'The other Bolyen girl'.
>>By Alexandra (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
I have read all her books - and am always looking for more.
My favorite one of all time is the Wise Woman!! Fantastic book.
Zelda's cut was great as was the rest of the books.
Virgin Earth and Earthly Joys got me interested in the Tradescants and I bought further books because of it and also about the Powhatan tribe where Pocahontas came from.
Keep it up Phillipa you're a star!!
>>By Kerry (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
The wise woman is my all time favorite book. I want to read all of her books!!
>>By Amy (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
After reading 'the other bolyen girl' i have bought every one of phillipa's books I could get my hands on...
Meridon was my absoloute favourite...! Writing like that is incredable....! Thank you...!
>>By sarah (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
My mum lent me The Other Boleyn Girl because she knew I was fascinated by the tudors. I picked it up, sat down on my bed and 3 hours later, had finished it. I couldn't stop reading so I missed dinner! The cruelty of being used as bait, as a pawn to tempt the king, to get the Boleyn's money, rank and revenue shocked me. I never knew Mary was treated in this way, or that Anne Boleyn was ruled by ambition. Thank you Phillipa, I have read Earthly Joys and Virgin Earth, both fantastic! But The Other Boleyn Girl was my favourite. Keep up the good work! A jolly good, interesting read
>>By lottie, 13 (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
"The Other Boleyn Girl" was recommended by me from my best friend. We were on a sports trip in the bus, and instead of gossiping or playing truth or dare, I read the fascinating book and was lured into Mary Boleyn's world. I felt their emotions, the risks they were taking, the pressure. I was one of them, trapped in the world of cruelity and poverty. I recommend it to any reader. It is my favourite book and will remain so. I am now reading the Wise Woman also by Phillipa Gregory, and its wonderful! Keep up the writing, Phillipa, cause I'm sure gonna keep up the reading!
>>By Martina, 13 (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
I am on the final pages of 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. It is the first Phillipa Gregory book I have ever read, but I will certainly ensure I read everything else Phillipa has written to date. The Other Boleyn Girl is an absolutely amazing read, and I don't want it to end.
>>By Sheran (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
"The Other Boleyn Girl" is the best book I've read in a long time...and I'm in a book club!
>>By Mary (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)
I also loved , "The Other Boleyn Girl." It was the first book I read by Phillipa Gregory. If you liked this book, you have to read "Wideacre." The book was written in 1987 so you may have a difficult time finding it.
>>By Nancy Mitchell (Wednesday, 5 Feb 2003 03:40)
EVERY PHILLIPA GREGORY BOOK I HAVE READ, AND I HAVE READ THEM ALL, HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL READ. UNFORTUNATELY SHE CAN'T WRITE THEM FAST ENOUGH. WE DID THE LITTLE HOUSE FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP AND EVERYONE REALLY LIKED THE BOOK AND IT EVOKED QUITE A DISCUSSION. I'M READY FOR A
ANOTHER PHILLIPA GREGORY "FIX".
PATTY (Wednesday, 5 Feb 2003 19:52)
I have been finished with "The Other Boleyn Girl" for about a week and a half, and have been unable to let the story go!!! I spend all of my spare time searching for more information on George and Anne's relationship, and Catherine of Aragon, and have been reading history like a woman starved!!! I haven't been able to move even to another one of her books and don't think I will until I learn all I can about the Tudor era. How odd, and how wonderfully inspiring this book.
More, more, more.....
>>By christy (Sunday, 2 Mar 2003 16:18)
The other boleyn girl, Earthly joys and virgin earth are my 3 favorite books ever written. She is my idol.
>>By Sarah (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 19:19)
Where to start?
The Other Boleyn Girl is just the best book i've ever resde (and i have read a hole lot of books!), it was absolutley fantastic, so much so that as soon as I finished the last page I went right back to the begining and started the best read in all my years (all eighteen of them!), I'm most deffinatley going to be putting all other titles of yours Phillipa on my shopping list.
Well Done on being a creative geneous
Keep em' coming
Best Wishes from your No1 Fan Sheraleigh Sapphire Devareaux
>>By Sheraleigh Devareaux (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 20:23)
Thats supposed to say read at the top there my bad!
>>By Sheraleigh Devareaux (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 20:26)
boleyn girl made the era come alive! am half way thru wise woman,another brill find i'm hooked previous comment from nancy mitchell says try wideacre ,ordering it tomorrow
>>By debbie r (Sunday, 23 Mar 2003 23:29)
Although 'The Other Boleyn Girl' is a good book it's not historically accurate, and I worry about it being accepted as fact. It's important to remember that it is fiction. Mary Boleyn was significantly older than portrayed in the book and she had lived a particularly dissolute life in France (becoming the mistress of many men there, of her own free will), Anne Boleyn treated her sister with a great degree of kindness and the covert allegation of incest between her and her elder brother, George, disgusted me. Even the 'extensive historical research' of Ms. Gregory is based on theories that have been largely discredited by leading Tudor historians. Although the book is good, it certainly shouldn't be taken as a deeply insightful look at Henry VIII's court, and above all else the relationship between the real Boleyn girls was very different. A really good historical fiction book is Robin Maxwell's 'The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn' which is much more accurate than 'The Other Boleyn Girl,' and for those interested in non-fictional accounts of Anne's life, 'Anne Boleyn' by Marie Louise Bruce is very interesting; 2 biographies offer-up conflicting interpretations on why Anne was dethroned - they are 'Anne Boleyn' by E.W. Ives and 'The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn,' by R.M. Warnicke. Personally I'd go with Warnicke's account of Anne's early life, and Ives' account of her later one.
>>By Gareth R (Saturday, 29 Mar 2003 17:53)
have just watched the dramatisation on t v of the o b g thought it was great ,a cross between blair witch and personal video cam. could not fault the casting,costume or camera.Gareth ,I dont think any of us really think that the history side of the book is t be taken verbatim,but for someone who flunked history its brought a new interest alive,have just started Wide Acre and will get Robin Maxwells and give it a go,i hope your recommendation wont disappoint me!
>>By debbie r (Monday, 31 Mar 2003 22:46)
So far I've read the other boleyn girl, wideacre, meridon, the favoured child, and now I'm reading Erathly joys, she is son amazingly talented and keeps the reader interested all the way ! I have to read all her other books they are all so amazing!
>>By laura (Thursday, 3 Apr 2003 14:13)
Ms Gregory, you are the ninth wonder and if you ever read this site, thank you!!!! I recently went on holiday to the lovely island of Tenerife, with my husband and my parents, for a spring break, and prior to going my girlfriend recommended The Other Boleyn Girl. On the first day I turned the first page, (thinking trashy novel for the beach), and to my surprise and pleasure (as my career has forced me not to read at leisure for a few years) I could not put this enchanting book down. There I was lying on the beach, and yet I was feeling all the coldness of (at times) the bleak cold Tudor Court, even to the point of shivering!! At once I felt at ease with Mary and even Anne (to a degree). I live in West Sussex and after promoting this book abroad (even my husband was gripped each evening, waiting for an update, over a glass of wine). I now have the spirit I have missed for so long to go and visit places mentioned in the book. Off to Hever Castle soon in beautiful Kent to maybe touch a wall that Mary once did, and to see the home that she so loved!!!! I hope that the best advertising is that of word of mouth. I now antipate your new release The Queens Fool as this is my favorite era. As for Gareths coments (as above) I appreciate your opinion but please let people enjoy Ms Gregory`s beautiful and compelling stories, and I agree with Debbie R`s comments - regards Gilly from West Sussex
>>By Gilly (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 09:26)
I work for B&N and am constantly putting "the other boyeln girl" in our customers hands - I also push Robin Maxwells books while we are waiting for more of Ms.Gregorys titles! I can't keep them on the shelves , I sell 3-5 a week ! Everyone that reads it comes back wanting more of this author .
>>By Paula (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 06:00)
Sorry , a bit tired didn't check my spelling of Boleyn above
>>By Paula (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 06:04)
NO NO NO. The Other Boleyn Sister is fiction at its weakest. That so many readers think they are reading fact about the Boleyn's and the court of Henry the VIII is almost as scary as this book being taken for acceptable literature. How does trash like this get published and why oh why do people waste their time reading it when so many fabulous texts struggle to find audiences. Really, if these earnest readers would pick up anything by Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Ann Tyler, or even Barbara Kingsolver (and lots of others) they would discover fascinating believable characters and would learn something about history or other societies as well. Once they read something artfully constructed I cannot believe they would ever have the patience for something as horrid--and as long--as The Other Boleyn Sister. If history is their true interest they should seek out nonfiction on the subject they desire.
>>By Eve Swanson (Saturday, 17 May 2003 17:59)
I have to wholeheartedly disagree with the above post by Eve Swanson. I am a lover of historical fiction and THE OTHER BOLEYN SISTER is one of the best books I have read in years. Truly.
I am also an author and read with a very critical eye. It's very hard for me to find writing so flawless, characters so compelling (whether historically precise or not), or a string of tension so taut that I forget to feed my children for a weekend.
Phillipa Gregory has a deft prose that makes you forget you are reading. Her story arc remains strong and the characters are multi-dimensional and sympathetic.
If it is a text book you want, then do what Ms. Swanson suggests and go find one. If it's a compelling read that you seek, then please pick up anything by Phillipa Gregory. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
>>By Cheryl L (Monday, 19 May 2003 04:01)
I just want to express pretty much what everyone else has said. I too read T O B G and was immediately hooked. Its refreshing to read a book that will "grab" you like that and literally not let you go till the story is told! I have also read The little house, bread and chocolate and am now embarking on Meridan. Thankyou Phillipa! Oh and i dont think that these novels will be confused with actual history, but what we may lose in factual accuracy, we gain in enjoyment, and i dont have a problem with that! and those that do are free to go read a text book arent they!
>>By Catherine B (Thursday, 29 May 2003 02:02)
What prompted my previous posting was Lottie's comments that she didn't realise "Anne Boleyn was ruled by ambition."
My problems with "The Other Boleyn Girl," were not wholly based on the historical inaccuracies. I felt that the character of Anne, in particular, was almost 2-dimensional. She was alternatively a bitch, an alcoholic, a whore, a would-be murderess and a scheming trollop. None of the character-traits were ever carried through - the alcoholism makes a brief appearance and then vanishes. She comes across as a pantomine villianess, which left the book's conclusion equally 2-dimensional. After the author's total slamming of the Boleyns (whether or not you agree that she was right), the conclusion that Elizabeth I would be "the greatest of the Boleyn girls" seemed appallingly out of place. From reading "The Other Boleyn Girl," you'd be forced to wonder - why on earth would she want to be one of the Boleyn girls?
>>By Gareth R (Saturday, 28 Jun 2003 17:14)
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