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Summary

1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard.   

Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

As the three women’s fates entwine in the most volatile court in Europe, each must survive an increasingly tyrannical, murderous king.   

With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind The Boleyn Inheritance.

©2006 Philippa Gregory (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Berlin inheritance

Yes, alexa did it again. Asked her several times to play the Boleyn inheritance and each time she told me she couldnt, or she didn't know that one. But she did play me the Berlin inheritance. Just as she played me the other Berlin girl.
I enjoyed this sequel very much. Yet again I felt the fear and enemies hiding in the shadows. The terrible knowledge that there was nothing to be done to save yourself as no one would tell you what,if anything, you had done wrong. Catherine Howard was not academically clever she didn't stand a chance. The shame the men Inc Henry should have felt. I enjoyed Anne of cleves and as for nosey Parker. She was a product of her time but she enjoyed it all rather to much.
The narrator's again are fantastic. They worked so well individually but as a tag team they are awesome. My complaint is the recording itself. It was a bit quiet and chapters were repeated more than once, which I presume is bad editing.
Now off to listen to Katherine parrs story. No Boleyn in the title so alexa should be fine. Oh alexa, I still don't know what I feel about you. Love hate relationship. Bit like Henry?? Nooooo!

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Beautiful Book

My 1st Philippa Gregory book & now I’m hooked. Disappointed to see all her books haven’t been ‘Audio-ed’

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Enthralling

And beautifully narrated….fascinating perspectives on some lesser known female characters from this era- I couldn’t put it down.

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Audible fluctuations in voices.

Excellent enjoyed all Phillips Gregory books. Well researed. I listen to the Audible , but the only small fault is in the raising and almost whispering sound.

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Brilliant

Excellent......couldn't stop listening...
Philipa Gregory is extremely good at bringing history to life.... such a clear and gripping style of writing.

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Enjoyable as always

I love all things Tudor so Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors. I have read and listened to each novel several times. Very enjoyable as always.

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Really enjoyed this book

Poor little Kitty Howard and so young. Preferred this one out of the series so far. Well written and well read.

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What a brilliant listen

Absolutely fabulous. A great way to interlink stories . The research must have been immense. loved this book.

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Loved it

Only thing thst bothered me was the accent and speed on one of the characters, I could b relaxed and into it then she would go at ten to the dozen n if feel frantic!

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Really liked this book

I like Philippa Gregory and I like historical fiction so a match made in heaven 😇