Drama. Sex. Murder. It's all for the taking in Phillipa Gregory's delectable novel, The Other Boleyn Girl. Originally published in 2002, The Other Boleyn Girl is a fictional account of the lives of sisters Mary and Anne Boleyn as they vie for the bed of Henry VIII in 16th century England. Phillipa's book is the perfect guilty pleasure, full of vivid characters and lurid tales of treachery.
The Other Boleyn Girl, the movie, is due in theaters next month. Scarlett Johanssen plays demure, blond Mary and Natalie Portman is the overly ambitious, doomed sister Anne. Eric Bana also stars as Henry VIII.