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Victoria: A Life
Victoria: A Life
by A. N. Wilson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEW INSIGHTS INTO VICTORIA'S LIFE, 4 Dec. 2014
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If you thought you knew everything about Victoria's life, think again. But when you have read A.N. Wilson's comprehensive and enjoyable book you will almost certainly know a great deal more than you did before.


Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952
Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952
Price: £5.03

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5.0 out of 5 stars LETTER WRITER EXTRAORDINAIRE, 2 July 2014
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Beautifully written letters. It was hard sometimes to realise that at the beginning she was writing to a child of 10 or 11. But it brought alive some of the privations of the war. She wrote as she thought, and that's a gift. What a good thing that John Julius Norwich kept her letters, so that others - apart from himself - can enjoy these wonderful, funny and witty letters.


Pilgrim Soul (Douglas Brodie series Book 3)
Pilgrim Soul (Douglas Brodie series Book 3)
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT AND EXCITING READ, 2 July 2014
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I love Mr. Ferris's books, and have read them all. It was exciting to have the next book in the series (Gallowglass) on my kindle.
This was an improbable tale but nonetheless exciting as all his books have been.


Gallowglass (Douglas Brodie series Book 4)
Gallowglass (Douglas Brodie series Book 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars AN ENTHRALLING MYSTERY READ, 2 July 2014
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What a book! What an author! What a read! I couldn't put it down from beginning to end. More please from Mr. Ferris.


Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy
Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE DEATH THAT DEFINED A QUEEN, 2 July 2014
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Added a little more to my knowledge of this fascinating woman and her obsession with her dead husband. Perhaps his death contributed to making her (eventually) a better Queen in the eyes of her people. However she certainly comes over as a selfish and difficult mother, which Albert was trying to correct before he died.

It was fascinating to read Helen Rappaport's ideas about Albert's fatal illness, and I believe that she is correct in her thinking.


Alice, The Enigma - A Biography of Queen Victoria's Daughter
Alice, The Enigma - A Biography of Queen Victoria's Daughter
Price: £4.43

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4.0 out of 5 stars A PRINCESS AHEAD OF HER TIME, 1 April 2014
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This was a very interesting book about the third child of Queen Victoria. Sadly she did not live long enough to give full rein to her reforming and very modern ideas particularly about women and religion.


Long Time No See (87th Precinct)
Long Time No See (87th Precinct)
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5.0 out of 5 stars INGENIOUS DETECTIVE STORY, 23 Mar. 2014
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This held my attention and I was loathe to put it down until I had reached the conclusion, although I did think I knew the identity of the murderer about half way through. And I was right! But it did not spoil my enjoyment of a thrilling story.


The Scandalous Duchess
The Scandalous Duchess
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4.0 out of 5 stars A MEDIEVAL LOVE STORY, 23 Mar. 2014
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Exciting to start with, and then became a little tedious towards the end, probably because there were few facts referring to this couple. However, that John of Gaunt married Katharine after 25 years and caused his children by her
to be legitimised indicates that it was indeed a great love story.


True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess
True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess
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4.0 out of 5 stars SHORT STARDOM, SHORT LIFE, 8 Mar. 2014
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An interesting and absorbing read. Her life before Monaco was littered with love affairs, very much at odds with the ice queen image. She seemed to be trapped once she was a princess and unable to return to films. Which given her reputation with other men was probably as well. I get the feeling from the book that she was needy and rather unhappy both before and after her marriage.


Inside the Wardrobe of Anne Boleyn
Inside the Wardrobe of Anne Boleyn
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4.0 out of 5 stars DISCOVER ANNE THROUGH CLOTHES!, 8 Mar. 2014
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I enjoyed this rather scholarly trawl through Anne Boleyn's wardrobe lists. That does not mean that this book was at all dull. In fact I discovered rather more about her character than I had previously discovered.


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