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New Philippa Gregory fan!,
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This review is from: The Constant Princess: 4 (Tudor series) (Paperback)
This was my first taste of a historical novel, and it simply blew me away! What a fantastic read. After getting the impression from school that Katherine of Aragon was nothing but a sad, unfulfilled, unloved encumbrance to Henry VIII, what an eye-opener! Nothing could be further from the truth ...and what an incredible woman.
Philippa Gregory writes with authority from the facts, and yet the book is never dry or dull; it focusses on the people involved - Gregory is very talented at authentic characterisation - but it made me want to learn far more about the Tudor period too.
I have recommended this to my daughter now; for both pleasure and educational purposes, it is hard to surpass.