Daisy Goodwin

1 The American Heiress

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-21
Description :  <b><i>Now including an excerpt from </i>VICTORIA: A Novel, <i>by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS.</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Anyone suffering <i>Downton Abbey</i> withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's <i>The American Heiress.</i> The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." <i>--Allison Pearson, New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>I Don't Know How She Does It</i> and </b><i><b>I Think I Love You</b></i><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><i></i>Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. <br /><br />Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. <br /><br />"For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in <i>The Daily Mail</i><br /><br />One of <i>Library Journal</i>'s Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

2 The Duchess's Tattoo

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-04-26
Description :  <b></b><br /><b>"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You</b><br /><b></b><br />"For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." —DAISY GOODWIN IN THE DAILY MAIL<br /><br />Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. <br /><br />In "The Duchess's Tattoo", Cora Cash is desperate to be a fashionable lady of society. Despite her title and her wealth, she finds that English society is not that welcoming to "The American Duchess." When Cora spies a distinctive snake tattoo on her mother-in-law's wrist, she decides that she must have one as well. <br /><br />It is up to the talented tattoo artist to save "The American Duchess" from herself. <br /><br /><b>In addition to the short story, "The Duchess Tattoo", this also contains a letter from the author, Daisy Goodwin, on writing THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, an excerpt from "Titled Americans", an authentic quarterly publication from 1890 which listed all of the eligible titled bachelors still on the market, and an excerpt from AN AMERICAN HEIRESS, a moving and brilliantly entertaining debut novel coming from St. Martin's Press in June. </b><br /><b></b>

3 The Fortune Hunter

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-07-29
Description :  Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse.<br /><br />Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National—until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that jeopardizes the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and threatens all of their futures.<br /><br /><i>The Fortune Hunter,</i> a brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

4 Victoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-22
Description :  <b><i>"Victoria </i></b><b>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."</b><br /> <b>– AMANDA FOREMAN</b><br /><br />Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin—creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama <i>Victoria</i> and author of the bestselling novels <i>The American Heiress</i> and <i>The Fortune Hunter—</i>brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel.<br /><br />Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. <br /><br />Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name.<br /><br />“I do not like the name Alexandrina,” she proclaims. “From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria.”<br /><br />Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she’s destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. <br /><br />On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin’s impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.

5 Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair

Author : Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
Genre :  TV  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-11-21
Description :  The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama <i>Victoria </i>by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.<br /><br />Airing in the <i>Downton Abbey </i>slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, <i>Victoria</i> captivated millions of viewers, eclipsing <i>Downton</i>'s first-season viewership and leaving its audience eager for the series's next season, which will focus on Victoria and Albert's passionate and tempestuous marriage.<br /><br />This official tie-in to the show, by creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, featuring never-before-seen interviews, photos, diary entries, profiles on all major characters, and sumptuous detail on the costumes and props that bring Victoria and Albert's world to vivid life. <i>Victoria and Albert </i>follows this extraordinary relationship between two very different people—she impulsive, emotional, capricious; he cautious, self-controlled, and logical—whose devotion to each other was unparalleled in royal history. <br /><br />Taking fans deeper into the world of <i>Victoria</i> than ever before, <i>Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair</i> is the ultimate gift for devotees of the show.

6 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2010-11-23
Description :  Prozac has side effects, drinking gives you hangovers, therapy's expensive. For quick and effective relief -- or at least some literary comfort -- from everyday and exceptional problems, try a poem. Over the ages, people have turned to poets as ambassadors of the emotions, because they give voice and definition to our troubles, and by so doing, ease them. No matter how bad things get, poets have been there, too, and they can help you get over the rough spots.<br /><br />This is the first poetry anthology designed expressly for the self-help generation. The poems listed include classics by Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, and Lucretius, to name just a few, along with newer works by such current practitioners as Seamus Heaney and Wendy Cope. This book has a cure or consolation for nearly every affliction, ancient or modern. And no side effects-except pleasure.

7 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night)

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2010-11-09
Description :  This is an anthology designed to help you get through the stresses of modern life. For rapid and effective relief around the clock, 24-7, without side effects, try a poem -- whatever the time of the day (or night), you can be sure that some poet, past or present, has been there too.<br /><br />To help you find the right poem at the right time, the organization of the book is like that of a book of hours. Starting with Getting Up, it then moves on to those other morning traumas: Stepping on the Scale and Looking into the Mirror.<br /><br />As the day moves on there are sections to cover everything, from Office Politics to Off to School. And if by five p.m. your head is throbbing, dig into the poems in the Take 5 section and let the world recede. By the end of the day you may want to look for inspiration among the poems in Going Home, but if you are intent on veering from the straight and narrow, then turn to the Behaving Badly poems and you'll find you're in good company. Anyone who feels vaguely guilty about settling down in front of the TV instead of taking café society by storm should turn to the poems in the Not Tonight section.

8 Victoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-05-01
Description :  En tidlig junimorgen i 1837 vågner den attenårige prinsesse Victoria op til nyheden om, at hendes onkel, William IV, er død. Hun er nu dronning i verdens mest magtfulde nation. I de kommende uger og måneder vil det vise sig, om den overbeskyttede unge kvinde kan leve op til den rolle, eller om hun vil blive et lydigt og nyttigt redskab for sin mors magtsyge rådgiver Sir John Conroy.<br /><br /> Hun får uvurderlig støtte fra sin premierminister Lord Melbourne. Han er gammel nok til at være hendes far, men han tiltrækkes uhjælpeligt af den unge kvinde. Og hun af ham, for han er den eneste, der ser, at hun vil blive en stor dronning.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Daisy Goodwin har både skrevet romanen og produceret den store tv-serie, <i>Victoria</i>, ITV’s seneste monstersucces, der er solgt til hele verden og vises på DR1 i foråret 2017.&#xa0;<br /> ”Den perfekte blanding af spænding og romantik.”&#xa0;<br /> THE TIMES&#xa0;<br /><br /> ”Kan varmt anbefales til alle, der elsker historiske romaner.”&#xa0;<br /> BOOKLIST&#xa0;<br /><br /> ”Et stykke inspirerende royal historie, der bygger på den unge Victorias egne dagbøger.”&#xa0;<br /> PUBLISHERS WEEKLY&#xa0;<br /><br /> ”Goodwin skriver smukt og ubesværet om både historie og følelser.”&#xa0;<br /> DAILY MAIL

9 Victoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-11-16
Description :  <b>La novela que recrea la apasionante juventud de la reina Victoria de Inglaterra, por la creadora de la serie televisiva <i>Victoria.</i></b><br /><br />En 1837, con apenas 18 años, Victoria se despierta una mañana para descubrir que su tío ha muerto y ella va a convertirse en reina de la nación más poderosa del planeta. Pero ¿logrará ser una monarca de pleno derecho o solo una marioneta en manos de familiares intrigantes y ambiciosos políticos? ¿Podrá imponerse en un mundo de hombres que creen que las mujeres son demasiado inestables para reinar?<br /><br />Todos pretenden casarla con su primo, el príncipe Alberto, pero Victoria no tiene ninguna intención de acceder a un matrimonio de conveniencia. Prefiere gobernar sola y disfrutar de la compañía del primer ministro, el brillante Lord Melbourne, el único que la hace reír y que cree que de verdad llegará a ser una gran reina. Aunque la visita del príncipe Alberto está en marcha, ella ya ha decidido que es aburrido e insoportable porque así lo recuerda de su infancia. Después de todo la reina sabe lo quiere... O quizá aún no.<br /><br /><b>La crítica ha dicho...</b><br />«La combinación perfecta entre evasión, suspense, romance y exhaustiva investigación histórica.»<br /><i>The Times</i><br /><br />«Irresistible... Una novela histórica exquisita y apasionante.»<br /><i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />«Te conquistará. Da vida de manera esplendorosa al relato de la ascensión al trono de Victoria... Me encantó el detalle con que está escrita, no podía parar de leer.»<br /><i>Stylist </i><br /><br />«Un éxito. La documentación es impecable, la atención a los detalles, desde el protocolo a las enaguas, perfecta, y da una nueva, y chispeante, vida a la extraordinaria figura de Victoria.»<br /><i>Sunday Mirror </i><br /><br />«Una irresistible historia de amor que los fans de <i>Downton Abbey </i>o<i> The Crown </i>van a devorar.»<br /><i>People</i><br /><br />«Una novela vibrante y efervescente.»<br /><i>The New YorkTimes </i><br /><br />«Goodwin demuestra su admirable capacidad para combinar un amplio conocimiento de la época con una vibrante habilidad narrativa.»<br /><i>Sunday Times</i><br /><br />«Altamente recomendable.»<br /><i>Booklist</i><br /><br />«Divertida, romántica y apta para todo tipo de lectores.»<br /><i>Kirkus Reviews</i>

10 Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With)

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2010-11-16
Description :  Forget chocolate, exotic lingerie, or marriage counselors -- the only props you'll ever need, whether you are in love or out of it, are the poems in this book. There are verses here to console you when the phone doesn't ring or the divorce papers have been signed, and poems that celebrate the joy of being in love, from the first kiss to walking down the aisle (for the second time). These essential poems, which include never-before-anthologized works, will tell you the truth about love.

11 Victoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-06-01
Description :  Vittoria ha solo diciott’anni quando, nel 1837, la morte dello zio Guglielmo IV la innalza al trono d’Inghilterra. Esce da un’adolescenza malinconica e nei suoi primi giorni da regina viene guardata a vista dalla madre e dall’onnipresente e ambizioso Sir Lord Conroy, che esercita una grossa influenza sugli affari di stato e si sente minacciato dal carattere indipendente della giovane sovrana. Sebbene il potere la seduca fin da subito e le conferisca una straordinaria energia, le prime mosse dell’inesperta Vittoria sono però piuttosto avventate, soprattutto quando solleva pesanti, e ingiusti, sospetti contro l’inseparabile dama di compagnia di sua madre, accusata di intrattenere una relazione con l’odioso Conroy. Questo e altri passi falsi gettano una luce sinistra sulla regina, che non piace né al parlamento né ai sudditi. Gli scandali si succedono, insieme agli intrighi della corte per ostacolare la sua ascesa. Inoltre, agli stentati inizi sembra che stia per aggiungersi un matrimonio di pura convenienza dinastica. E invece... Le nozze con il cugino Albert si riveleranno il felice punto di svolta della vicenda pubblica e sentimentale di Vittoria d’Inghilterra, destinata, grazie alla non comune abilità politica e all’intrepida personalità, a segnare l’Ottocento britannico e a diventare una delle più grandi figure femminili della storia.

12 Wiktoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-02-22
Description :  „Nie chcę, by nazywano mnie Aleksandryną. Teraz, kiedy jestem Królową, pragnę, by używano mojego drugiego imienia. Wiktoria”. W 1837 roku osiemnastoletnia Aleksandryna Wiktoria obejmuje panowanie. W ciągu zaledwie kilku dni zostaje przedstawiona parlamentowi i przeniesiona do Pałacu Buckingham. Zostaje rzucona w wir dworskich intryg, polityki, zdrad, miłostek i płomiennych romansów. Czy młoda królowa sprosta pokładanym w niej oczekiwaniom? Czy stanie się marionetką w rękach doradców, czy zdoła zachować niezależność? I czy uda jej się mądrze rządzić targaną konfliktami Wielka Brytanią?<br /><br />Matka Wiktorii oraz sir John Conroy pragną, by królowa poślubiła kuzyna, księcia Alberta. Jednak Wiktoria nie zamierza się z nikim wiązać. Wyjątek mogłaby uczynić jedynie dla lorda Melbourne, imponująco mądrego premiera rządu. Tylko on wierzy, że Wiktoria stanie się kiedyś wybitną monarchinią, a poza tym potrafi ją rozśmieszyć. Ku rozpaczy dziewczyny spotkanie z księciem zostaje zaaranżowane. Czy okaże się&#xa0;takim samym nudziarzem, jakim był w dzieciństwie? A może nawet królowej potężnego imperium zdarza się pomylić w sprawach serca?<br /><br />Wiktoria to pasjonujące połączenie romansu i świetnie zarysowane tło historyczne.<br /> <br />Daisy Goodwin jest producentką telewizyjną oraz autorką powieści historycznych. Pisuje do „Sunday Timesa” oraz „Daily Mail”. Na podstawie swojej powieści napisała scenariusz do serialu telewizyjnego Wiktoria. Serial można oglądać w TVP od połowy stycznia 2017 roku.

13 La dernière duchesse

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-09-11
Description :  Toutes les femmes l’envient, tous les hommes la désirent...<br /> Cora Cash est belle, pleine d’esprit, et à la tête d’une fortune colossale. Mais sa mère rêve de la seule chose qu’elle ne pourra pas lui acheter en Amérique : un titre de noblesse. Envoyée de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, la jeune femme fait forte impression auprès de la bonne société anglaise et trouve un bon parti – un séduisant duc dont la propriété tombe en ruine. Dans les courants d’air qui traversent les somptueuses demeures de l’aristocratie, la délicieuse Américaine a tôt fait de déchanter. Cet univers impitoyable regorge de pièges et de trahisons qui risquent fort de provoquer sa chute. Pour y échapper, l’enfant gâtée va devoir se métamorphoser en femme accomplie.<br /><br /> « Daisy Goodwin a un style résolument délicieux. » The New York Times<br /><br /> « Une romance historique rythmée et d’une finesse exceptionnelle aux accents de Daphne du Maurier et Jane Austen... Un divertissement de qualité. » Kirkus

14 La Dernière Impératrice

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-09-23
Description :  Découvrez la plus méconnue des aventures amoureuses de Sissi.<br /><br />Élégant et raffiné, le capitaine Bay Middleton est le meilleur cavalier d’Angleterre, mais est dénué de fortune. Jusqu’au jour où il rencontre l’intrépide Charlotte Baird, une riche héritière, qui tombe amoureuse de lui. Fuyant la Cour de Vienne et son atmosphère étouffante, Sissi va en Angleterre pour participer à une célèbre chasse à laquelle Bay se rend pour être son guide. Tous deux vont alors vivre une passion, ce qui mettra en péril leur avenir et les relations diplomatiques entre les deux pays... <br /><br />« C’est un régal pour les lecteurs enclins au romantisme... Mêlant les faits historiques à la fiction, Goodwin écrit avec une grâce innée et la finesse de ses dialogues est délicieuse. » <b>Booklist<br /></b>« Un beau livre enchanteur qu’on ne peut poser avant de l’avoir fini. » <b>Publishers Weekly</b>

15 L'ereditiera americana

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  History  Europe 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2013-03-20
Description :  L'unica terapia possibile contro i sintomi d'astinenza da Downton Abbey. Nel 1893 la giovane e bella ereditiera americana Cora Cash salpa per il Vecchio Continente, in compagnia della madre, alla ricerca di un marito di sangue blu. Perché, come le ripete sempre mamma, in America con il denaro si può comprare tutto, ma non un titolo nobiliare. L’arrivo della ricca forestiera desta subito una grande impressione nei raffinati e letargici salotti dell'aristocrazia inglese. E così Cora si ritroverà a essere duchessa di Wareham, sposa del più ambito scapolo d'Inghilterra. Ma il denaro potrà comprare tutto?

16 L'amante inglese di Sissi

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2014-09-17
Description :  Nel 1875 Sissi, imperatrice d'Austria, è desiderata da ogni uomo e invidiata da ogni donna. Eppure Sissi, bella, sportiva, colta, ha tutto tranne la felicità. L'etichetta di corte e il suo algido marito, Francesco Giuseppe, la annoiano e frustrano il suo carattere delicato e passionale. Come unico sfogo Sissi si sottopone a un rigoroso allenamento atletico richiedendo al proprio fisico prestazioni agonistiche che non si erano mai viste in una donna del suo rango. Sissi eccelle in particolare come amazzone e quando, in cerca di distrazione, arriva in Inghilterra per partecipare a una battuta di caccia reale, l'incontro con il capitano Bay Middelton, l'unico in Europa capace di tenerle testa a cavallo, si trasformerà in un'attrazione fatale. Di dieci anni più giovane, Bay è fidanzato con la ricca ereditiera Charlotte, per nulla rassegnata a mettere da parte le emozioni che quel cavaliere pieno di fascino ha suscitato in lei fin dal primo istante. D'altra parte, l'uomo, ammaliato dallo splendore di Sissi, sa di avere tutto da perdere nell'amore per una donna che non sarà mai sua. Ma il gentiluomo e l'imperatrice sono entrambi spericolati e non temono le sfide più difficili.

17 Der Besuch der Kaiserin

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-02-27
Description :  Schicksalhafte Begegnungen<br/> <br/> Charlotte Baird interessiert sich mehr für Fotografie als dafür, einen Ehemann zu finden. Doch als der charmante Bay Middleton auftaucht, verliebt sie sich in ihn. Er zählt zu den besten Reitern Englands, ist jedoch mittellos und nicht von Stand. Bay scheint der Einzige zu sein, der in Charlotte nicht nur die reiche junge Erbin sieht, sondern ihre unkonventionellen Ansichten und ihren feinen Witz zu schätzen weiß. Als die legendäre Pytchley-Jagd ansteht, erhält Bay einen Auftrag, um den ihn alle beneiden: Er soll Kaiserin Sisi auf der Jagd begleiten. Charlottes Freude darüber schwindet schnell. Denn die Kaiserin gilt nicht umsonst als die schönste Frau ihrer Zeit. Und sie ist Bay in einer Weise zugetan, die die Zukunft aller bedrohen könnte.<br/> <br/> &#34;Exzellent und absolut fesselnd. Höchst unterhaltsam.&#34; (The Times)<br/> <br/> &#34;Eine überaus vergnügliche Lektüre.&#34; (Mail on Sunday)<br/> <br/> &#34;Ein bezaubernder, wunderschön geschriebener Pageturner.&#34; (Publishers Weekly)<br/> <br/> &#34;Zeitlos, spannend, absolut überzeugend. Ein großartiger Roman.&#34; (Richard and Judy Book Club)

18 Victoria

Author : Daisy Goodwin
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-10-20
Description :  « Daisy Goodwin parvient à créer du suspense en donnant vie à Victoria à partir de ses lettres et son journal intime, tout en rendant justice à l’esprit et à l’indépendance qui ont fait de cette reine l’un de nos plus grands monarques. » <i><b>The Times</b></i><br />« Pétillant et plein de charme... Une lecture délicieuse et pleine d’esprit. » <i><b>The Sunday Times<br /><br /></b></i><br /><i>« À mes yeux, Madame, vous êtes en tout une reine. »</i><br /><br />Alors qu’elle vient tout juste d’avoir dix-huit ans, Alexandrina Victoria devient reine de Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande. Dès lors, la jeune souveraine surprend tout le monde : elle abandonne son prénom détesté pour adopter celui de Victoria, insiste pour avoir ses propres appartements et est déterminée à rencontrer ses ministres seul à seul. L’un d’entre eux, Lord Melbourne, devient très vite son secrétaire particulier. Il aurait peut-être pu devenir davantage... si tout le monde n’avait pas soutenu que la reine devait épouser son cousin, le taciturne prince Albert. Mais ce que Victoria ignore encore c’est qu’en amour comme en politique, il ne faut pas se fier aux apparences.<br /><br />Une nouvelle fresque pour tous les inconditionnels de Downton Abbey ! <i>Victoria</i> est diffusé sur ITV, avec un scénario écrit par Daisy Goodwin. Parfait pour les fans d’épopées comme <i>Guerre et Paix, Poldark</i> ou <i>Grantchester...</i><br /><br /><b>Mot de l’éditeur :</b><br />Tirant parti des journaux intimes de Victoria et de son indiscutable talent à donner vie à l’Histoire, Daisy Goodwin nous révèle l’intériorité de la jeune reine de manière plus riche que jamais dans ce magnifique roman.<br /><br />« Un excellent roman historique et un nouveau talent majeur. » <b>Sunday Express</b><br />« Délicieux, intelligent et incroyablement prenant. » <b>Elizabeth Buchan</b><br />« Un récit tout à fait évocateur de la période et qui vous happe vraiment. » <b>Woman &amp; Home</b><br />« Une roman intelligent et divertissant. » <b>Good Housekeeping</b><br />« Des personnages incroyablement bien dessinés, des détails historiques exquis... une lecture pétillante. » <b>Elizabeth Buchan</b><br />« Un travail de documentation irréprochable, un souci du détail parfait, et l’impressionnante Victoria prend vie sous nos yeux. » <i><b>Sunday Mirror</b></i><br />« Daisy Goodwin démontre sa capacité admirable à mêler l’étendue de ses connaissances sur la période à ses talents de conteuse. » <i><b>The Sunday Times</b></i><br />« Méticuleusement documenté et narré de main de maître, voici le parfait divertissement de cet hiver. » <b>Mail on Sunday</b><br />« Captivant et passionnant. » <b>My Weekly</b>



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