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The Last Princess,
This review is from: The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter (Hardcover)
A delightful book; although an enjoyable and easy read, it has clearly been widely and carefully researched, and provides challengingly thoughtful ideas about this princess who has been much ignored by history. An intriguing portrait of the retiring, dominated Beatrice, but just as interesting for its portrayal of Queen Victoria. The complexity and contradictions of the Queen's character are particularly well explored, with many insights which I have not come across in previous books about the monarch. A 'must' for anyone interested in the era, and well worth the price. Treat a friend!