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The Other Queen

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

If you want to learn history, this is the way.

Another Philippa book that I couldn't put down. I understood Bess' frustration. Her husband, George was a fool. Now I'm onto " The Constant Princess."

posted by penname96 on May 12, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

So disappointed after waiting so long!

Let me say first that I am a huge Philippa Gregory fan and generally love her work. This book however, was long and boring. The subject itself was a good choice the storyline in my opinion was dull and lifeless. The Queen being moved from one place to another, plotti...
Let me say first that I am a huge Philippa Gregory fan and generally love her work. This book however, was long and boring. The subject itself was a good choice the storyline in my opinion was dull and lifeless. The Queen being moved from one place to another, plotting her escape.....yawn. I wish she would have chose to write about the queen during her time upon the throne. The Queen of Scots had a fascinating life during her reign, full of scandal and turmoil. It would have made a sensational historical novel.
I usually read one of Philippa's books in a day and reread them several times. I had to force myself to finish this one and I will not reread it.

posted by julie1972 on May 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    A reviewer

    This was more than disappointing. The other books in this series are oustanding and I pre-ordered this book b/c I was so excited to read it. Snooze!! I couldn't even finish it. It was WAY too long and way too repetitive, which is a bad combo. Not worth the time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Didnt finish it.

    I have read many novels by this author, but this was the first I didnt finish. It was slow and failed to keep my interest. I wanted to love it, but decided I had better things to do. Watch paint dry, boil some water......

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Constant shift of first person was annoying.

    The story was narrarated in first person by three different characters. I never really got behind any one character because there was so much jumping around. Ultimately it became so tedious that I abandoned the book. I rarely rarely ever do that.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    Not for me

    This book is not as good as the other books i have read by this auther. I did not like the first person diary style of the tale.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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