Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Other Queen

Well, I've finally finished The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. In my opinion it was one of my least favorite books by her. I found the book to be very redundant. The book is narrated by three main characters; Lord Shewsbery, Bess Shewsbery, and Mary Queen of Scots. Gregory neglects to go in to depth about these characters and instead it was 400+ pages of the same descriptions...Lord Shewsbery is a fool, Bess is only concerned with acquiring more land, and Queen Mary is very beautiful and desperate to return to Scotland.

Usually after a Philippa Gregory book, I find that I am compelled to research the historical figures and learn as much as possible about them....not the case with The Other Queen.

I have borrowed Twilight from some friends, and began that this morning. I have also been listening to Momzillas on cd. All so very different from one another!


  1. I am so sorry you didn't like this one as much as the others. I have her books down to read in 2009. Can you believe I haven't read one yet? Shame on me!

  2. Kelly~
    Thanks for posting on Mr. Linky for Surfing Saturdays! I just wanted to let you know that I re-posted your link directly to this post, instead of your main blog page.

    Happy Reading!