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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great Read!

I have read quite a few books on Anne Boleyn, and this is a great one. Obviously, the real Anne did not write the book, but it is very accurate and believeable. By the end, felt so sad, since I felt I knew Anne. It is not too detailed, as a previous review says. (This i...
I have read quite a few books on Anne Boleyn, and this is a great one. Obviously, the real Anne did not write the book, but it is very accurate and believeable. By the end, felt so sad, since I felt I knew Anne. It is not too detailed, as a previous review says. (This is not exactly material a high schooler would like.) It is great historical fiction, and very well written.

posted by Anonymous on March 8, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Interesting book

After reading 'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Phillipa Gregory I went looking for a book that could give me a different perspective on the story. I found this book very slow at the begining the author is very descriptive, down to the last detail, where at times it became a b...
After reading 'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Phillipa Gregory I went looking for a book that could give me a different perspective on the story. I found this book very slow at the begining the author is very descriptive, down to the last detail, where at times it became a bore to read. The diary writing of Anne Boleyn , to me seemed'unrealistic', the type of details that was there, but the book picked up at pace towards the end. It does keep a good line with some of the known historical facts. For a first time novel for the author, it is a good attempt.

posted by Anonymous on April 4, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    A drag that no High school student should be forced to read

    This is the most terrible book I've ever had to read. I'll admit it is partially historically accurate, but it is completely unrealistic. What kind of girl writes so detailed and specifies every detail of every dressed up room in her diary? The sections with Anne's Diary entries are a real bore and become extremely tedious. To quicken this book I read the first and last sentance of each of the paragraphs, because Maxwell goes out of her way to describe unneeded details. The book should have an abridged version.

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