Published by Bloomsbury in March 2017

This is the story of Victoria. Actually its about two. There is a slight twist to the true story of Victoria’s life in Kensington Palace,  but based as always in historical fact. This is the story of a young princess, controlled, and driven who finds a friendship where she doesn’t expect it. It is also a story of Sir John Conroy’s daughter named Victoire, who was Victoria’s companion. I rather like the idea of the twist, but wonder how successful such a scheme as proposed by this novel would actually be. The book does cover Queen Victoria’s rather lonely and strange childhood extremely well – and the end is a piece of whimsical pondering that makes it all the more fun.

A book for history lovers…

Lucy Worsly has also written Eliza Rose, also reviewed on this blog, which is already ‘out’ and available to purchase from ‘all good bookshops’.