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I'm a Phillipa Gregory fan. I did find some of the
writing in italics tiresome and whiney but overall it's an easy read and entertaining.
As always, Philippa Gregory has taken me in to history in the most captivating way. I didn't know anything of Katherine of Aragon, she seemed to disappear behind the Boleyn girls... Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2013 by Tammy Rossetti
Having read 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and really liking it, I now wish I'd read this beforehand, as it is a detailed story of Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn's predecessor. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2012 by Booklover
Love this story. Even though of course it has some author imagined filler it defintely brought Catherine to life for me. Read morePublished on May 16 2011 by sunsetshimmer
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Phillipa Gregory is one of my favourite novelists due to how this book was so beautifully written. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2010 by shum_gum
Points to Gregory for choosing as her heroine the oft-neglected Katherine, Henry VIII's first wife. Obviously comfortable in this time period, Gregory's story is reasonably... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2010 by B. A. Scharf
I can't reveal the 'not strictly historical' part that hurt my enjoyment of this novel because it's central to the plot. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2008 by microfiche