Victoria by Daisy Goodwin (Goodreads Author)
I loved this historical romp around what Queen Victoria's teenage years could have been like. I learned a great deal more about the life of the Queen and basically the way of life in the 19th century.
I believe this is a television show now on PBS? And although I almost never 'watch after reading' I am making an exception here because I believe that Daisy Goodwin also wrote the script or had a big part in it.
Pick this one up for a fun, and even educational, read. It's fast reading, but so solid.
Born London, The United Kingdom
Genre Historical Fiction
DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. That was the year she published her first novel the American Heiress ( My Last Duchess in UK) , followed by The Fortune Hunter and now Victoria. She has also created VICTORIA the PBS/ITV series which starts in January. She has three dogs, two dogs, and one husband.