“Philippa Gregory writes historical fiction in such an interesting way, always fully developing characters and giving so much back story about the ins and outs of the situation. Royalty is the topic of this novel and Mary Queen of Scots becomes a favored character who has been treated so wrongly!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This book was hard to get into. None of the characters were likeable. The Queen was a liar and a conniver, the wife was greedy, and the husband was an idiot.
“Philippa Gregory writes historical fiction in such an interesting way, always fully developing characters and giving so much back story about the ins and outs of the situation. Royalty is the topic of this novel and Mary Queen of Scots becomes a favored character who has been treated so wrongly!”Penny S wrote this review Sunday, November 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Tudors Series:
1. The Constant Princess
2. The Other Boleyn Girl
3. The Boleyn Inheritance
4. The Queen's Fool
5. The Virgin's Lover
6. The Other Queen”
“Fantastic I loved it.”Sally W wrote this review Tuesday, October 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was a great conclusion to the Tudor series. I absolutely loved, although horribly tragic story of Mary queen of Scots. Court life is full of cowards and betrayals, but once in a while, a courageous hero appears within. ”devin m wrote this review Tuesday, June 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Philippa Gergory, wrote The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a film staring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. The Other Girl, is also a good book about Mary, Queen of Scots and her adventures! Philippa Gregory writes about Mary, Queen of Scots in her own way, and uses research to help her. Follow along; two woman fighting for a man's heart. I think this book is for older ages because in some parts, it uses sophisticated vocabulary.
“The Other Queen is a fictional account of the Bloody Queen Mary and her imprisonment. I am not that familiar with England history but have grown a fascination over the past few years. My son tells me to watch the show the Tudors.
Queen Elizabeth is Queen Mary's cousin and has imprisoned Mary. Talbot and his wife Bess are in charge of keeping the Queen Mary safe so that she can be placed back as the Queen of Scotland. The story goes on from different points of view. One minute you are reading from the view of Queen Mary, then George Talbot and onto Bess. At first this was confusing but let you see what the other characters were thinking and doing at the same time.”
“Mary, Queen of Scots went to England, looking for sanctuary with her cousin Queen Elizabeth I's help. Mary was confident that Elizabeth would help her get back to her throne in Scotland. At the same time, Mary also thought she was the legitimate ruler of England. There were too many plots against Elizabeth and Mary ended up imprisoned in England for the rest of her life. She stayed with Bess of Hardwick and her husband, George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury. While there, George fell in love with Mary, while Bess, a shrewd businesswoman, watched all their money disappear due to housing a queen and all the expenses that go with that.
The book alternated between the viewpoints of all three characters, Mary, Bess and George. I liked that about this book. For the length of the book, I thought it would take much longer to read, but I read it fairly quickly. I can't even explain why, but it seemed to get better for me in the second half. I really enjoyed this one.”
“Interesting book on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots from 1568. I heard this on CD (not sure if it was abridged or not) and enjoyed the historical nature of the novel. ”Stephen wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3 Stars ”Kris wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this less than Gregory's other Tudor era historical novels. I have always wanted to learn more about Mary Queen of Scots, but I ultimately didn't find the story, structure, or characters super compelling. ”Rebecca S wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No