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Victoria
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
For any fan of the long-standing TV series Downton Abbey comes a new story, Victoria - to be screened on ITV, with scripts written by Daisy Goodwin. Perfect for fans of epics such as War and Peace, Poldark or Granchester and for any reader of Kate Williams' The Storms of War or Hannah Rothschild'sThe Improbability of Love 'To me, ma'am, you are every inch a Queen' In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria - sheltered, small in stature, and female - became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone. One of those ministers, Lord Melbourne, became Victoria's private secretary. Perhaps he might have become more than that, except everyone argued she was destined to marry her cousin, Prince Albert . But Victoria had met Albert as a child and found him stiff and critical: surely the last man she would want for a husband? Drawing on Victoria's diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin brings the inner life of the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.
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TheSpineView
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: The King's Speech

Klou Great choice!! 1w
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TheSpineView
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 3mo
KristiAhlers Oh I loved this book! I wish she‘d write again! 3mo
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TheSpineView
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Elizabeth

Klou Great choice!! 7mo
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TheSpineView
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Helen Mirren

Klou Perfect! 11mo
TheSpineView @Klou 👍📖 11mo
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Smarkies
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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📖 (as tagged)
✒️ Vaillant, John
📺 Veronica Mars
🎤 Vedera
🎶 Voulez-vous (ABBA)
#manicmonday #letterv @JoScho

Zoes_Human I was on an ABBA kick for about a week just until a couple of days ago. 😁 2y
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katy4peas
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Catching up on season 3 of Victoria tonight. Cholera has hit London. Albert declares that surely science can find the cause and a cure. Lord Palmerston responds with “Politicians don‘t have time to watch science chase red herrings.” 😮A few minutes later, someone declares that the foreigners are the ones bringing the sickness. If they leave all will be solved! 🤦‍♀️This situation seems eerily familiar to today. 🙄We really haven‘t changed much😢

Scochrane26 I need to catch up on this show, too. I love it. 2y
Deifio I love that show! I ordered season 3 today. Can't wait! 2y
katy4peas It is so good! We got behind when other shows jumped ahead on the family list— ones that Dad wanted to watch with us. Now we are caught up and Mom and I can watch Victoria again! @Deifio @Scochrane26 (edited) 2y
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kspenmoll
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#MagicalMay #VictoriaDay #Canada #celebrate #OhCanada

Another book in my TBR. 🎉💃💥🥂🎊🇨🇦

An article discussing some books about the Queen:

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/g26342106/best-books-...

🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

Eggs Well I‘m definitely a fan of Downton and Grantchester so I would likely enjoy this!! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#MagicalMay
#VictoriaDay

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Joanielovesbooks I liked this one! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Joanielovesbooks I need to get to it and so many others!! 2y
Joanielovesbooks I have had a very laggy last four weeks! 😩😳🤦🏻‍♀️ so distractible! 2y
Eggs I think I‘d like this one ☝️ 2y
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Books4Ever
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Really enjoyed this one 🙂 While I enjoyed the authors insight into Queen Victoria I would like to do more research into who she was and what she accomplished throughout her lifetime. This was a beautiful glimpse into the life of an amazing woman and queen and I can‘t wait to find out more 🙂 and now to sleep perchance to dream 🙂

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Books4Ever
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Coffee and reading to help push me through a split shift 😊

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Books4Ever
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Shamelessly reading in my car while I wait for it to defrost 😁

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Books4Ever
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I read while he plays video games and Gus messes around 😊 had this book in my TBR basically since it was released so...it‘s about time right?

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KristiAhlers
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I just finished this and I LOVED IT! Queen Victoria is one of my favorite historical figures based on all AHS managed to accomplish during her reign. This book is a brilliant work of fiction and biography. An excellent read that I nightly enjoyed.

BethM I really liked this one too! 2y
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crhealey
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I figured the fact that Queen Victoria survived a lot of sh*t in her lifetime might comfort me in this time of #socialisolation #coronavirusbook2 #lovetheroyals

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#Royalty
##ReallyRandomFebruary

I love this cover 👸❤️

OriginalCyn620 It‘s a good cover! 2y
Scochrane26 I think her covers are all like this one, & I love them. 2y
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RenePenn
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Can‘t stay focused on reading with this beautiful view! Perfect beach day #panamacitybeachflorida

LibrarianRyan Jelly!!😵 3y
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RenePenn
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Just getting started on this one. I love the TV series so I‘m sure I will love the book!

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Smarkies
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Generally a historical romance and an easy read. I am sure some sections of it ( especially the Lord Melbourne and Queen Victoria relationship) has been made larger than life but the book does follow the rest of history (or at least what I know of it) fairly accurately. This book is supposed to be what the television series is based on so am looking forward to watching that.
#letterv
#litsyatoz

Linsy I loved this one! 3y
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Smarkies
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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A page of my tracking for #litsyatoz
I have V, X and Y to go. Next read is the tagged book for the letter V.

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melissajayne
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Jody3
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This is a light and easy take on Victoria‘s first days as Queen. This fictional version reads more like a historical romance than a work of historical fiction. It was a fast read and I‘m looking forward to watch the tv show now.

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dreamcatcher28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I just couldn‘t put this book down.

Reggie Welcome to Litsy. 3y
dreamcatcher28 Thank you, @Reggie 🙂❤️ 3y
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cbowlin1921
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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If you are interested in history and this time period then this book will draw you in!

This book follows from the time she was still a child all the way to her marriage and is pretty accurate. There is of course some fiction to the book but it follows the history that I know very accurately.

jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 3y
Birdsong28 It's by the author who works on the ITV series Victoria 📚📖 3y
CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
Lynnsoprano I enjoyed this book, too. Welcome to our Litsy family. 3y
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Blooferlady
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you‘re up for a feel-good love story, this is not a bad pick. Many history buffs already know how the story will turn out and who she‘s gonna end up with, but its development is still worth following until the last page. #bookstagram #bookreview

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Joanster5
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This was a good easy read. A little fluffy for historical romance but I did learn some things. I read it for prompt 10 of the ATY challenge - A book featuring a historical figure.
#ATY2019
#aroundtheyearin52books

Crazeedi I thought it left a lot unfinished 3y
Joanster5 I agree but I‘ve been watching the mini series so I guess I just expected it to go farther 3y
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CrowCAH
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#TimBitTunes #NoSugarTonight
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTV5ufYBiSU

No sugar tonight, instead I‘ll be watching Victoria and eating salty popcorn 🍿!!!

Cinfhen Hi!!!!! Nice to see you back😍and yum....salty popcorn 🍿 😋 3y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen thanks! 😊 I got into a slump and am preparing to get my act together to participate more regularly! 3y
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Well written and interesting but it ends at her proposal. I wanted to learn, even if fictionalized, about what made her a great Queen as it‘s a knowledge gap of mine. Also, I‘ve heard that they were quite in love- I don‘t see it. He‘s kind of a pompous prig throughout this book and it makes zero sense to me why she would propose. Still- enjoyable and the narration was spot on.

CoverToCoverGirl Great review! 3y
BethM @CoverToCoverGirl thanks 😊 3y
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Decalino
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This tale of young Victoria's rise to the British throne was remarkably suspenseful considering we all know how it works out. I haven't seen the TV series, but now I think I'll have to check it out. Victoria is an engaging protagonist and Albert, once he enters the picture, gives off a certain irresistible Mr. Darcy vibe.

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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

Had a very pretty picture of the snow but it wouldn't load. 6hrs 15 mins into #24b42019 and looking forward to some hot coco and puppy snuggles as we #readinthenewyear -nothing else I'd rather do than read and be with me IRL familiar and Litsy fam.

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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Out audio ice fishing but the phone‘s about to die. Hubs went out to hunt which is why I actually get to listen 😂 1 hr 9 mins logged for #24b42019. Posting quick before I lose battery and service again!

Andrew65 😊Phones and batteries! 😖 3y
BeansPage Doing great!👏🏻 Keep it up! 3y
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

Logged another hour for #24b42019 and got into a fender bender sliding through a light in a snowstorm🤦‍♀️Headed up north for 4 days, will be reading but will also have spotty connection. I loved hearing from all of you about our local bookstore closing. It's nice to be surrounded by people who get the emotional connection. 💗#Litsyfamily

BeansPage Oh my goodness! Are you ok? Is everyone ok? 3y
BethM @TheReadingMermaid yup. I have damage she doesn't. Low impact- I just started sliding and bumped into her. (edited) 3y
BeansPage Dang it! Well thank goodness you're okay! 🤗💕 3y
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Jas16 So glad you are ok. 3y
Eggbeater Ugh. That sucks but I'm glad you're okay at least. ❤ 3y
Andrew65 Oh no, but important thing is you are okay. 😊 Well Done on the reading time. 👍 3y
Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re ok, and hope your car‘s not bad off. Take care! 3y
BethM @Jas16 @Eggbeater @andrew65 @Soubhiville thanks. Car has minor cracks and dents but knowing cars I'm sure it will be expensive any ways 🙄 3y
Callemarie Like I always told my customers when I worked in claims: the most important thing is everyone is ok. Cars can be fixed.. people not as much. Glad you're ok my friend 3y
BethM Thanks @Callemarie :) 3y
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#24b42019 Parking spot to parking spot I commute about 65 mins providing traffic is good (longer at night). While I‘m enjoying this book it may not be quite the right speed for early am, pre-coffee driving.

Andrew65 I can relate to that early morning commute alongside a good audiobook, definitely helps destress in traffic. Safe driving and listening! 😊👍 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Book: Victoria, by Daisy Godwin
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Movie: A View to a Kill
Food: vanilla cake
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Laughterhp
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Book: Tagged
Author: Brian K Vaughan
TV Show: Veronica Mars 💕
Food: Vino 🍷🍷🍷

#manicmonda #letterV

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Slajaunie
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Next up!!

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Insightsintobooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 4y
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shelbyy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I loved this book. I am obsessed with anything to do with the Victorian era, so this was perfect for me. I enjoyed Goodwin‘s take on Queen Victoria, although I fond her portrayal of Victoria to be too childish than she may have actually been. I would‘ve liked to have more focus on political matters, but the romances were entertaining. Now I can‘t wait to read more about her. Overall, I found myself caught up in the story‘s charm 👑✨

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shelbyy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Coffee, cherry pie, and a book on this cool fall day 🍂☕️🥧📖🍁

GypsyKat Lovely 💕🍂☕️🍁📖 4y
Velvetfur That's a really pretty picture 😊 4y
CouronneDhiver Cherry pie 🍒🍒🍒 4y
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Linsy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This book was wonderful! After my two recent non-fiction reads about Victoria, I enjoyed revisiting Daisy Goodwin‘s fictional version in book form. I can‘t wait for the next season on Masterpiece. Goodwin is excellent in all forms! #bookreview #history

DGRachel I just bought this from my local used bookstore. 😊 4y
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bewareofwords
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This was such a charming book! I love British royalty, so I was drawn to title and cover. The narrater had a wonderful voice/performance, too. I really enjoyed it!

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sammisho
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Queen Victoria is one English monarch that I know little about. This book makes me want to learn more. And I am eager to watch the show.
#anovelbasedonarealperson #pop18

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sammisho
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Next up!

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Birdsong28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This is my choice for this option for the #popsugarchallenge

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Birdsong28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Good. Very rich in detail as she brought both the people and the places to life.

13/20 for my #mounttbrchallenge

@DivaDiane

SilversReviews Gorgeous cover. 4y
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PathfinderNicole
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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On a road trip with my auntie and grandma! Heading to Springfield, IL for a couple days then up to Hannibal for a couple more before meandering up the Great River Road! This is the only physical book I brought but my aunt downloaded three audiobooks for the trip!

TheBookKeepers I recently snagged a copy of this book too! Haven‘t started it yet tho! Hope it‘s great! 4y
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BookishRedhead
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Hardcover came just in time for Queen Victorias birthday
It had uneven pages. It's beautiful

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