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Victoria

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
This program includes an interview with the author, Daisy Goodwin, who is the writer and creator of Victoria, the Masterpiece presentation on PBS. Anna Wilson-Jones, who plays Lady Portman on the show, narrates.

"The research is impeccable, the attention to details - from protocol to petticoats - perfect, and it brings the formidable figure of Victoria to sparkling life." (Sunday Mirror)

"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit." (Amanda Foreman, New York Times best-selling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire, and 2016 chair of the Man Booker Prize)

Early one morning, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died, and she is now queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Surely she must rely on her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy, or her uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who are all too eager to relieve her of the burdens of power.

The young queen is no puppet, however. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name.

Everyone keeps saying she is destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously.

Drawing on Victoria's diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin, author of the best-selling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter as well as creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria, brings the young queen richly to life in this magnificent audiobook.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7505-4537-2 / 978-0-7505-4537-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victoria (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4104-9587-6 / 978-1-4104-9587-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-04546-0 / 978-1-250-04546-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-04547-9 / 978-1-250-04547-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-13759-4 / 978-1-250-13759-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: SMP Trade
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9611-1 / 978-0-7553-9611-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9610-3 / 978-0-7553-9610-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4079-7371-1 / 978-1-4079-7371-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4079-7372-X / 978-1-4079-7372-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4272-7435-5 / 978-1-4272-7435-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9613-8 / 978-0-7553-9613-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Review
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