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Philippa Gregory has done it again! She has made the court of Henry VIII come alive with all of the behind-the-door secrecy and courtyard romances she gave us in her other novels covering the same court. In this one though, she employs three “voices” to tell the story. Anne of Cleves, Henry’s 4th wife, Kitty Howard, Anne’s handmaiden and eventual successor (the 5th wife) and Lady Jane Rochford (wife of George Boyeln and sister in law of Anne – the beheaded wife of Henry VIII). Each give thier own perspective on the years that this novel contains and it just works beautifully. If you enjoyed any of her other novels, I suggest picking this one up.


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