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Publisher's Summary

From the creator of the ITV Sunday night drama, Victoria, comes the exclusive standalone novel by Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter. Perfect for fans of epics such as War and Peace, Poldark or Granchester.

In June 1837, the eighteen-year-old Victoria wakes up to find that she is Queen of the most powerful nation in the world. But will she be queen in her own right, or a puppet controlled by her mother and the sinister Sir John Conroy? Can this tiny girl prevail against the men who believe that women are too hysterical to rule?

Everyone wants her to get married, but Victoria has no intention of entering into a marriage of convenience with her cousin Albert, a shy bookworm who didn't know how to dance the last time she met him. She would much rather reign alone with a little help from her Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. He may be old enough to be her father, but he is the only man who believes that she will be a great Queen, and he knows how to make her laugh. A husband would only get in the way....

©2016 Daisy Goodwin (P)2016 Headline Digital

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A wonderful dramatised retelling of the beginning of Victoria’s reign! Now I wish there was another book that delved into her and Albert’s relationship!

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  • 27-07-2017

Victoria's Albert

Such an enjoyable book. Anna Wilson-Jones read with such passion it made it so hard to break off.
I found it hard to break off from listening, and, couldn't wait to find time to pick up where I left off. I really just look for a book that will continue the life of Queen Victoria and her consort.

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  • Andrea Bittencourt
  • 06-04-2018

A very interesting listen

It has a great balance between facts and fiction. quite entertaining whilst giving an insight into the beginning of her reign.

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  • 26-12-2017

Drama drama

Too much of a love story. could have discussed seriois history in the story as well.

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  • 04-12-2017

Story just to romanticized not enough reality.

Would have liked to hear more background detail about her life then just a M&B love story.

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