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Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household Hardcover – 18 Oct 2012

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus (18 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701183683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701183684
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.8 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Kate Hubbard's entertaining book…is a fine examination of both the bizarre and the banal in the domestic machinery of Victoria's court" (Observer)

"Hubbard would have made a good courtier: her prose is polite, her insight into the tangled relationships of the household impressive. Her achievement is to enter a sealed world, ruled by repetition, and make it compelling (5 stars)" (Telegraph)

"Hubbard can be delightfully waspish about life at court, and has produced from the most unpromising of raw material a book that is both eye-opening and thoroughly engaging" (Sunday Times)

"Entertaining account of the royal household…the change of perspective brought about by taking such figures out of the background and into the spotlight is revelatory" (Country Life)

"Entertaining portrait of Queen Victoria...having plundered a rich vein of fascinating and often new information, Hubbard shows that serving Victoria was no doddle" (Val Hennessey Daily Mail)

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A sparkling portrait of the court of Queen Victoria, seen through the lives of her household using never-seen-before diaries and letters.

Shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Biography Award --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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