The other queen / Philippa Gregory
Publication year: 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: London : Harper
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2008
Melksham Library Book Group, December 2011 The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory Mary Queen of Scotland is forced to flee into England to live under the guard of Bess of Hardwick. Written in diary-style by the three main characters - Mary, Bess and her husband the Earl of Shrewsbury, both women find themselves plunged into very different personal crises – with Bess’s marriage under considerable strain and her finances severely depleted. Although the facts in the story had been well researched, it was a disappointing read and most members felt it was too long. Disappointing. Score: 6/10