The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is probably best known for the movie adaption of 'The Other Boleyn Girl', but it is by far not her only work... I have enjoyed her books for years and was stoked when I found this one at a stock take sale! For as long as I could remember I have been interested in the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots, and have read a few books about them, and seen a few films about them too... It might seem strange to continue to read the same story over and over again, but I love different peoples takes on them... Usually the writer has an extreme bias to one side or the other, but it was refreshing to read this story, told from several points of view, for a more balanced picture which paints neither woman as evil, or angelic... This book focuses on the relationships surrounding Mary as she is being held by England during the negotiations to get her back on the throne of Scotland... A really good read, and if you like period pieces this book is for you!