Philippa Gregory Writing Styles in The Other Boleyn Girl

Philippa Gregory
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The point of view throughout the novel is that of the narrator's, Mary Boleyn. The author allows Mary to tell her story through her own experiences and the reader is able to perceive Mary's maturity as the story progresses.

The story is told in an expository way, with plentiful dialogue among the characters. The characters are developed through description as well as through their own words. Mary's narration is in present tense, for the most part. Because the story has its basis in history, Mary's job is to fill in the emotional, human, and variable details that the reader can only guess at as one studies this period in history. However, most of the characters and their roles are known to be true. Their personalities and feelings have been woven for the reader by the author through Mary's excellent narration which, although one gets a feel...

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