By Daisy Goodwin
The must read novel from Daisy Goodwin, creator of the scripts for the blockbuster ITV drama, VICTORIA now in its second year.
You've seen her on the screen, now read her story...
From the creator of the ITV Sunday night drama, VICTORIA, now in its second year, comes the novel by Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling MY LAST DUCHESS and THE FORTUNE HUNTER.
In June 1837, the eighteen-year-old Victoria wakes up to find that she is Queen of the most powerful nation in the world. Can this tiny girl prevail against the men who believe that women are too hysterical to rule? And what are the secrets behind her famously passionate relationship with her husband, Albert?
From one of our greatest historical writers comes a new take on one of our most beloved monarchs... Victoria as you've never seen her before.
Daisy Goodwin's work as a TV producer and presenter includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and The Nation's Favourite Poems; she is also the creator of Grand Designs and wrote the script for ITVs Victoria . She has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir as well as two novels, My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter. Goodwin reviews regularly for the Times and Sunday Times and writes a bibliotherapy column for the Daily Mail.
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20 Oct 2016
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The research is impeccable, the attention to detail perfect, and it brings the formidable figure of Victoria to sparkling life — Sunday Mirror
Goodwin demonstrates her admirable ability to fuse wide-ranging knowledge of the period with lively storytelling skills — The Sunday Times
Meticulously researched and vividly told, it is a perfect romp — Mail on Sunday
Goodwin manages to create suspense, by imagining Victoria's inner life as revealed in her letters and diaries, and doing full justice to the spirit and independence that made her one ofour greatest monarchs — The Times
Engaging and enthralling — My Weekly