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I find myself reading more in the cooler months. There is something cozy about curling up on the couch with a good book! I recently received an advance copy of Victoria, which is inspired by Queen Victoria’s diaries. Daisy Goodwin, creator/writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter, started reading Queen Victoria’s diaries when she was a student at Cambridge University. This book brings the 19th century to your home as I’m sure you will not be able to put it down!
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years after taking over just after turning 18. The country wonders how this teenager can run such a powerful nation. The author weaves rich history and storytelling into a page turner. I know that I’ve seen movies about the queen before, and so I was already interested in this story. Historical fiction is one of the only fiction genres I read. I typically tend to go for non-fiction memoirs or historical biographies, but this was a mix of everything that I loved. This novel of a young queen reminded me of an earlier era, one that I am very interested in. When I was in college, my favorite courses were British Literature. I had come to read a lot about the royal family throughout the centuries. I can’t wait to see the PBS presentation as well!
This book would make a fantastic winter book club read, and I have a few printables to share with you!
Host a book club and use Victoria as your book of the month. Create thought starters for your event, and you can use these printables as your guide.
Pre-orders can be placed now, but the book is available for purchase on November 22.
For more information about Victoria, please visit DaisyGoodwinNovels.com.
Here’s what Amanda Foreman, British/American biographer and historian, said about the book:
“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