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Victoria: A Novel from the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS - Daisy Goodwin
Victoria: A Novel from the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
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"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit."– AMANDA FOREMAN“I do not like the name Alexandrina. From now on I wish... show more
"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit."– AMANDA FOREMAN“I do not like the name Alexandrina. From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria.” Melbourne nodded. "Victoria."Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Surely she must rely on her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy, or her uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who are all too eager to relieve her of the burdens of power.The young queen is no puppet, however. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name.Everyone keeps saying she is destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously.Drawing on Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter as well as creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria, brings the young queen richly to life in this magnificent novel.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250045461 (1250045460)
ASIN: 1250045460
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Carissa Green Reads
Carissa Green Reads rated it
3.0 Lightweights only
Here's the thing: Daisy Goodwin's "Victoria," written in conjunction with her TV miniseries, isn't a bad book. It's frothy and fast-moving. But it's just a lightweight book. It doesn't feel particularly like a 19th-century story at all. Even worse: Take away the overlay of the politics of the Bri...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
3.5 Victoria
3.5 stars. This was a well written book of Queen Victoria's youth. But it was 330 pages of her being a bit of a spoiled brat and pining after Lord Melbourne. Making decisions that affected the nation so that he would notice her made me cringe. Her character worked my last nerve. The last 70 pages ...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
Of course, I didn't really know a lot about Queen Victoria, but I knew of her. This book, using her diaries, was very interesting. A Queen at the age of 18. She was brought up by her mother as her father died when she was very young. Her mother had a personal secretary whose only interest was to inf...
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