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Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen: Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
     

Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen: Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS

by Helen Rappaport, Daisy Goodwin (Foreword by)
 

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The official companion to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs.

From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria follows the early years of the

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The official companion to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs.

From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria follows the early years of the young queen’s reign, based closely on Victoria’s own letters and journals. Now explore this extensive collection in greater depth, and discover who Victoria really was behind her upright public persona.

At only eighteen years old, Victoria ascended the throne as a rebellious teenager and gradually grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakeable and powerful women in history. The extensive writings she left behind document this personal journey and show how she triumphed over scandal and corruption. Written by author and Victoria historical consultant, Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin—acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter of the series—Victoria details the history behind the show. Revealing Victoria’s own thoughts about the love interests, family dramas and court scandals during her early reign, it also delves into the running of the royal household, the upstairs-downstairs relationships, and what it was like to live in Victorian England.

Full of beautiful photography from the series and genuine imagery from the era, Victoria takes you behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the queen.

Editorial Reviews

Newark Star Ledger
“Rappaport’s text beautifully and chronologically guides the reader through the early years of Victoria’s reign… This is a volume fans of the Masterpiece series will look at again and again.”
New York Journal of Books
“A marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory…”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062568892
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/31/2017
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
199
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Rappaport is the historical consultant for the PBS series Victoria. She is a longstanding author and historian specializing in the Victorian period and revolutionary Russia. She is a frequent contributor to television and radio documentaries, most recently Queen Victoria's Children (2013) and Russia's Lost Princesses (2014) both for BBC Two, and forthcoming BBC and ITV documentaries about the Jamaican Crimean War heroine, Mary Seacole. Helen lives in West Dorset, England.

Daisy Goodwin attended Cambridge University and then won a Harkness Scholarshipto Columbia University. She is now a producer of top-rated television programs for the BBC, including the Nation's Favourite series. In addition to Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With), she has edited two other bestselling collections, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life and 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night). She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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