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The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
In The Queen's Fool, Philippa Gregory continues the historical fiction she started with The Other Boleyn Girl, telling the story of the princesses Mary and Elizabeth after the death of Edward VI. The story is told through the eyes of Hannah Green, a Jewish girl who escaped the Spanish Inquisition with her father. She's identified as a seer and brought to the royal court dressed as a fool is men's clothing. Hannah predicts events, passes messages, and spies on the princesses. She also hides the truth of her background, knowing that being Jewish during the period of religious turmoil could lead to her death. The Queen's Fool has received positive reviews with The Independent saying, "And yet this self-confessed literary snob is convinced every time. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool is even better."