New official film tie-in edtion of this fabulous historical novel by Philippa Gregory, set in the court of King Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn attracts the attention of the young king and becomes his mistress; when he tires of her, she sets out to school her sister, Anne, as a replacement.
The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king’s mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir.
The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably altered. For the women at the heart of the storm, they have only one weapon; and when it’s no longer enough to be the mistress, Mary must groom her younger sister in the ways of pleasing the king.
Now this bestselling novel is brought to life as a major film, starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman as the Boleyn sisters and Eric Bana as Henry VIII. The cast also features Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Rylance. Directed by highly acclaimed Justin Chadwick (BAFTA and Emmy nominated for ‘Bleak House’) with screenplay by Peter Morgan (Oscar nominated for ‘The Queen’; BAFTA winner for ‘The Last King of Scotland’).
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The acclaimed international bestseller set around the Tudor court during the years when Henry VIII traded his mistress Mary Boleyn for courtship of her sister Anne - and the revolutionary sequence of events that followed.
When Henry VIII tires of pretty young Mary Boleyn, her powerful family instructs her to promote her sister, Anne, as a replacement. But Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, intelligent and spirited, doesn’t agree to be Henry’s mistress – only his wife. PItting the king’s desperation for an heir against his powerful advisors – Wolsey, Cromwell and Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk – what Anne brings about will change the course of a country’s history.
Told with all of Philippa Gregory’s characteristic perceptiveness, backed by meticulous historical research and superb storytelling skills, The Other Boleyn Girl brings a legendary court, its politics, personalities and scheming vividly to life.Product Description:
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007262809
Book Description Harper Collins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7262809