the other boleyn girl

Balbriggan Film & Book Club

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The Balbriggan Film & Book Club is a book club with a difference! Simply borrow this month’s book, The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory, read at your own pace and/or come along to the screening of the movie at 2pm on Saturday 27th.

The Other Boleyn Girl is set in 1521 where King Henry VIII rules over a fashionable court alive with pageant and celebration, the lack of a son his only threat. When young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, she becomes his new mistress. As Henry’s interest begins to wane, the Boleyns scheme to put forward Mary’s sister, Anne. However she won’t agree to be Henry’s mistress – only his wife. Pitting the king’s desperation for an heir against the advice of his powerful advisors what follows will change the course of a country’s history.

New members are always welcome, as well as suggestions for what to read next. 

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