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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #120 on: March 09, 2008, 10:57:13 AM »
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Saving NAOTMAA, don't bother with "The Virgin's Lover". It is so long drawn out that by 3/4 of the way through, you will want to push Amy Robsart down the stairs yourself...just to get it over with:-)

I saw it on the shelf and didn't even bother lol. I'm not out to become a huge Philippa Gregory fan, don't worry. But thank you for the warning! :) Any good bios on the Boleyns or even just Anne?? I always read about her through the bios of Henry and Elizabeth.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #121 on: March 09, 2008, 03:53:28 PM »
There's a couple of boooks about the Six Wives of Henry VIII. One is by David Starsky and the other, by Alison Weir. I've only read the one by Alison Weir, but what she has written on Anne is pretty good.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2008, 04:03:15 PM »
There's a couple of boooks about the Six Wives of Henry VIII. One is by David Starsky and the other, by Alison Weir. I've only read the one by Alison Weir, but what she has written on Anne is pretty good.

Weir is one of my favorites, her writing is so clear and easy to comprehend. I have the Six Wives of Henry VIII though. Thank you anyway, I really appreciate it. If anything else comes up, please let me know!

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2008, 04:21:52 PM »
Purchased this book, yesterday, and I'm hoping it'll be a decent read. The movie I plan on skipping since it hasn't received favorable reviews though very few books-made-into-movies fair well at the box office, in my opinion.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #124 on: March 09, 2008, 04:29:22 PM »
Bio; The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, The Most Happy. by Eric Ives
A really nice fiction novel is; Brief, Gaudy Hour, by Margaret Campbell Barnes (she also wrote a charming novel "My Lady of Cleves). All available on Amazon.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #125 on: March 09, 2008, 05:54:19 PM »
Bio; The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, The Most Happy. by Eric Ives
A really nice fiction novel is; Brief, Gaudy Hour, by Margaret Campbell Barnes (she also wrote a charming novel "My Lady of Cleves). All available on Amazon.

Thank you Kimberly. I will look for them!


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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2008, 07:38:27 PM »
Hey, has anyone read The Queen of Subtilties? http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Subtleties-Novel-Anne-Boleyn/dp/B000HWYL1K/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205109240&sr=1-2

It's got bad reviews on amazon, and that suprises me because i've read Suzannah Dunn's other book 'The Sixth Wife' (http://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Wife-Novel-Suzannah-Dunn/dp/0061431567/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205109240&sr=1-1) and I really liked it. I thought it was really will written, and engrossing. It suprises me that I even liked it because I generally don't like historical fiction.


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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2008, 07:50:20 PM »
Hey, has anyone read The Queen of Subtilties? http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Subtleties-Novel-Anne-Boleyn/dp/B000HWYL1K/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205109240&sr=1-2

It's got bad reviews on amazon, and that suprises me because i've read Suzannah Dunn's other book 'The Sixth Wife' (http://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Wife-Novel-Suzannah-Dunn/dp/0061431567/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205109240&sr=1-1) and I really liked it. I thought it was really will written, and engrossing. It suprises me that I even liked it because I generally don't like historical fiction.

Do you recommend them?



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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #128 on: March 09, 2008, 08:30:50 PM »
I havn't read Queen of Subtilties, but I think I will. If I hadn't read the amazon reviews I would recommend The Sixth Wife, because I thought it was good. But the amazon reviewers are probably a lot more schooled on the subject than I am, so their opinion counts more. Plus there are more of them, and they've pretty much all given bad reviews.


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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #129 on: March 09, 2008, 08:40:05 PM »
I havn't read Queen of Subtilties, but I think I will. If I hadn't read the amazon reviews I would recommend The Sixth Wife, because I thought it was good. But the amazon reviewers are probably a lot more schooled on the subject than I am, so their opinion counts more. Plus there are more of them, and they've pretty much all given bad reviews.

I rarely go by what the reviewers say, because I end up enjoying the books I buy anyway. It's about personal taste and what you like, not what they like. I'll check my local library first, that is what I normally do, and then I can read through the books first before I buy them for my library.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2008, 09:03:07 AM »
Hey, has anyone read The Queen of Subtilties?
  I read it and thought it wasn't bad at all. Certainly not as inaccurate as any of Gregory's books. It was well written and creative. Of course the author has taken some liberties with more obscure characters, but that didn't impact the history. I would recommend it as a good read.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2008, 10:35:53 AM »
I know the birth order of the Boleyn sisters was turned around in the book, which I have read.

To those who have seen the movie, was Jane Seymour portrayed as she was in the book or did she have a speaking role at all?

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #132 on: March 18, 2008, 02:35:26 PM »
I've seen the film now. What rubbish really - hahaha - but the costumes were actually good. Much better than I had expected from the trailer.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #133 on: March 18, 2008, 06:49:11 PM »
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To those who have seen the movie, was Jane Seymour portrayed as she was in the book or did she have a speaking role at all?

She doesn't have a speaking role at all. She's seem very briefly strolling with Henry.

I found the film pretty entertaining, I think you just have to watch it and not take it seriously, just as a piece of entertainment. If you don't you're going to be disappointed.

I thought Natalie Portman was fantastic though.


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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #134 on: March 19, 2008, 07:56:20 PM »
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I found the film pretty entertaining, I think you just have to watch it and not take it seriously, just as a piece of entertainment. If you don't you're going to be disappointed.
I find that to be true for the majority of historical fiction. Thank you for answering my question, anna11.

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