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Queen Victoria

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow
Narrated by: Lucy Paterson, Lucy Worsley
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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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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Excellent book

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

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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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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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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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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 Choose this book if you enjoy historical content and intelligent prose.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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Brilliant

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

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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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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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Thank you Lucy Worsley - Fascinating

I'm so glad I listened to this amazing insight into the person behind a name I've known for all my life. I still find it hard to accept the things she is credited with and see her, as I think I always have, as simply the person who gave her name to a period of history. A time when when an insignificant little group of islands, in the top corner of the Atlantic Ocean and just off the coast of Europe ruled the largest Empire the world had ever and will ever know. As with all empires, it has gone and, no matter what people of the early 21st Century believe it can never return. Victoria was a figure head of those times and I'm pleased to have personally known people who lived through them, enabling me to learn, first hand, of the era. For myself however, this biography has filled in gaps and confirmed many longheld suspicions as to the person held in such esteem. Thank you Lucy Worsley.

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loved it!

A wonderful insight into the life of queen Victoria, I really enjoyed it, I learnt a lot!