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4.0 out of 5 stars an interesting life
I feel this book suffers from a lack of source material as a great deal is under wraps in the Royal Archive as Louise obviously lived a colourful life for a daughter of Queen Victoria. She made an unfortunate marriage but much to her credit kept everything together. i warmed to her and thought what a tremendous person she obviously was. In places the style becomes very...
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2.0 out of 5 stars too many errors.
Although this book gives extra insights into the Princess than hitherto, the number of errors result in the reader losing confidence in the writer. For example, Prince Philip is NOT the great grandson of the Tsarina, his grandmother was her sister. Also, Prince Arthur was married to Louise, NOT Marie; Princess Alice of Athlone was the daughter of Prince Leopold, not...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 11 Jan 2014
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I must admit that I was really looking forward to reading this but due to lack of source material the content seemed rather lacking. Definitely something just to dip in and out of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical Error!!!!, 15 May 2014
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I noticed on page page 92 which references that Tsarina Alexandra was the 'current' Prince Philip as his great-grandmother. Was not HRH Princess Alice, Queen Victoria's 2nd daughter in fact his great-grandmother?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Read, 20 Mar 2014
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I'm quite interested in anything about Queen Victoria or her children so I found this quite an enjoyable read. I did think it was a bit repetitive and a lot of the "mystery" element is based around conjecture and speculation rather than fact, but not a bad book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 16 Feb 2014
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An interesting read enjoyable provoking but dull writing style that lacked flow in places. I will explore this princess further .
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mystry of Princess Louise, Victoria's rebellious daughter, 8 Dec 2013
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Beautifully written, well researched and so informative. Pact with historical authentic facts. A real must for those interested in History.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read on history, 10 April 2014
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Princess Louise done things different!! She was a woman before her time, a really read on history of the time.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A little padding and a lot of corsetry, 9 April 2014
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I was initially drawn to this exciting sounding book, only to realise that it is based on surmise rather than research, unlike the other book about Louise by Jehanne Wake. Instead of giving up, the author has ploughed on, despite being 'denied' access to Princess'Louise's archives. The USP is that there must be a big secret that has been hushed up if she was not allowed this access.This is possible, but then again, it makes for unsubstantiated surmise.

Big frou frou bows cover big tummies ripe with child; but hinted controversies and assignations cover up lack of positive documentation.

The usual but interesting information about the life of the Royals is included. Poor reviled Bertie, cossetted Beatrice, the Queen's dislike and revulsion for babies, especially if they were not pretty and her rejecting and harsh attitudes are all reflected here. Which is fine if you didn't know that already.
You are probably better off reading a more well documented account. Jehanne Wake's book is older, but she did have access to the archives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 20 Jan 2014
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Love history and didn't know very much about Queen Victoria's children and didn't know the history of this Princess, fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The mystery of princess louise continues, 19 Jan 2014
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Considering all her avenues of research were closed for public viewing, thought the book well written.
Still lots of unanswered questions around the life of princess louise .
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 13 Jan 2014
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Fascinating to read about Princess Louise, clearly a very colourful character which the book portrayed well. One mistake when she talks about David taking the name Edward VIII when crowned, he was never crowned. lucinda means, I think, upon his accession.

Would love to know what is in the records which are still locked up at Windsor!
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