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I bought The Other Queen having never read any of Gregory's other novels but having very much enjoyed the film version of The Other Boleyn Girl. The plight of Mary Stuart has been a subject that has fascinated me from a very young age (strange child, I know) and I had been enjoying another series of books set in Tudor England so when I happened upon this novel in a local bookstore I set to reading it straight away.
The story Gregory tells in some 400+ pages could be told in 100. It's not that the book is a difficult read it is just so damned repetitive and monotonous. Despite manipulating the structure of the book to try to some extent to hide this fact, which she does by… Read more