Title Profile & Character Information

The Other Boleyn Girl

Annotation
The #1 New York Times bestseller from "the queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.

With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.


Author Notes
  Philippa Gregory is the author of several novels, including The Virgin's Lover and the New York Times bestseller The Queen's Fool. Wideacre, her debut, was also a New York Times bestseller and the first in a trilogy that includes The Favored Child and Meridon. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England. She welcomes visitors and messages at her website www.philippagregory.com.
Characters
NameBoleyn, Mary
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameBoleyn, Ann
GenderFemale

GenreFiction
Biographical
Historical
TopicsFamily relationships
Sisters
Ambition
Social climbing
Court intrigue
Henry VIII, King of England
Mistresses
Sibling rivalry
Court life
Royalty
Desire
Queens
Tudor England
SettingEngland