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Contains an exclusive bonus interview with author Lucy Worsley.

Best-selling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking 24 significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding and her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour. 

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, this major new biography will celebrate Queen Victoria as a woman of her time, who lived an extraordinary life.

©2018 Lucy Worsley (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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I love anything Lucy Worsley writes

This was beautifully narrated and easy to become absorbed in the life of Victoria. It seems to me that the listener was given insight into the many aspects of the queens life and loves without being forced to like or dislike her.

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Priceless listening to a superb narrator.

This is one of the most enjoyable reads I've experienced yet. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone,whether history buff,or,not. Excellent narration. Lucy Wolseley is stupendous,as is Lucy Paterson. I might listen to this again. It's worth holding onto for a while. Some narrators are irritating. Here,they are positively top class.

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Outstanding

Congratulations Lucy Worsley you are genuinely a great historian and storyteller. This is an outstanding book.

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LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE.

Very entertaining and informative. Kept you interested the whole way. I'm sure our current Queen would not go on holidays for two months in Europe.

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Victoria Regina - Do you really know her?

I absolutely loved this book. Written with humour and insight by Lucy Worsley and narrated by the talented Lucy Paterson.
Highly recommended.

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  • Samantha cross
  • 27-09-2018

Excellent book

Loved this book, you see Victoria the person and those around her . It is vivid in its telling

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  • Mrs. M. D. Rickards
  • 31-10-2018

Throughly enjoyed

Throughly enjoyable,,well researched, fascinating and so well narrated. Love all of Lucy Worsley work and this did not disappoint

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  • Kathcolours33
  • 07-03-2019

Brilliant Worsley

A beautifully written book by Lucy Worsley. Not complicated at all and very easy to listen too. I highly recommend if you are interested in Queen Victoria and this era.

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  • Zara
  • 21-01-2021

Fascinating

This book gives a completely different perspective on Queen Victoria and her relationships with places and people, notably Albert. Worth a listen by anyone interested in this remarkable woman.

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  • Lepls
  • 11-07-2020

Excellent listen

The narrator was fantastic. Perfect speed. Made you feel like you were there. Great!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-2020

A look into Victorias life and how much it changes

Really good idea to look into specific days in her life, it gives a much better understanding of her as a girl, woman and old lady. I really enjoyed this book and even though I wish Lucy had read the whole thing herself (I love her voice because I watch her documentaries often), it was still worth every minute.

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  • D. Wilkins
  • 05-03-2020

Great holiday story

I really enjoyed this book. Chose it after viewing Lucy Worsley on a TV programme about the history of romantic fiction. It didn't disappoint. The narration was very good, free from a shrill pitch that I have encountered in previous audibles. Choose this book if you enjoy historical content and intelligent prose. Thanks Lucy, loved it.

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  • ralph freeman
  • 31-10-2019

Brilliant

Well researched well written from the lady who knows read it twice filled in some blanks for me

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  • Ke Donn
  • 19-10-2019

Fascinating book

very enjoyable, well researched and beautifully read. I really enjoyed this look into Victoria's life and all the detail and thought that went into it is evident

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  • Mrs Sarah Lynch
  • 06-10-2019

well worth a read - very thorough

really enjoyed this foray into 24 days of the life of queen victoria, painting a "warts and all" picture of a woman who oversaw so many shifts and changes (good and bad) so you're constantly changing your mind about how you feel about her. Lucy W's writing style is really enjoyable and her passion shines through as usual for really leaving no stone unturned when examining Victoria, her strengths and weaknesses, and her life.

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