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The Last Boleyn: A Novel

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The Last Boleyn: A Novel

Greed, lust for power, sex, lies, secret marriages, religious posturing, adultery, beheadings, international intrigue, treachery, and betrayal. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Last Boleyn tells the story of the rise and fall of one of England's most powerful families, through the eyes of the eldest daughter, Mary.

Although her sister Anne (who became the queen), and secondarily her brother George (who was executed alongside Anne) and father Thomas are the ones most remembered by history, Mary was the Boleyn that set into motion the chain of events that brought about their meteoric rise to power, as well as the one who managed to escape their equally remarkable fall. Sent away from home at an extraordinarily young age, Mary is quickly plunged into the dangerous world of court politics, where everything is beautiful, but deceptive, and everyone is always watching and manipulating. As she grows into a woman, Mary must navigate the dangerous waters ruled by two kings (not to mention her own family) in order to finally find a place for herself and the love she so deeply desires.

The Last Boleyn: A Novel
by Karen Harper

  • Publication Date: February 28, 2006
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN-10: 0307237907
  • ISBN-13: 9780307237903