Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861

Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861


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The publication of Queen Victoria's journals in 1858 made her a best-selling author almost immediately. Dedicated to her late husband, Victoria's diary entries detail her Highland holidays at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, frequented by the royal family since 1848. Writing of mountain adventures, boating, and other outdoor activities, the Queen portrays an idyllic family life far away from the politics and prying eyes of the London public. Her Highland exploits are supplemented with accounts of travels in England and Ireland and yachting expeditions. As Victoria had retreated from public life following the death of Albert, the publication of her journals gave the public access to their monarch in a different form, and the popularity of this book resulted in the subsequent publication, More Leaves from a Journal of a Life in the Highlands in 1884.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108020671
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century Series
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 222,604
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Earlier visits to Scotland; 2. Life in the Highlands, 1848–1861; 3. Tours in England and Ireland, and yachting excursions.

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