by Daisy Goodwin
Well-researched historical fiction, based on Victoria's journals, examining the early years of Queen Victoria as queen. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin - #historical fiction, #reading, #books to read, #books

Praise For This Book

"In Victoria, Daisy Goodwin's lively and effervescent novel, the range of her storytelling is rich...Goodwin's queen has all the makings of a captivating human paradox." -The New York Times Book Review

"An intimate portrait of an extremely bright but painfully lonely teenage girl who one day had only pets and dolls for company and the next was regent of England." -The New York Post

"[An] irresistible love story...Fans of Downton, The Crown, etc., will want to dive right in." -People

"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

"An absolute dream of a read - charming, shrewd and well paced." -The Virginian-Pilot

"Irresistible...[A] rich and passionate historical novel." -Publishers Weekly

"Goodwin's grasp of the background is impeccable, and she has an instinct for the delicious details that turn a history lesson into cracking fiction...doing full justice to the spirit and independence that made [Victoria] one of our greatest monarchs." -The Times

"Fans of character-driven storylines will relish witnessing Victoria's transition from immaturity to adulthood." -Real Simple,"Best New Books to Read This Month: November"

"A deep exploration of a well-known character who hasn't quite become who she's going to be...A wonderful read." -Toronto Star

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