2011 Non-Fiction re-issue: Victoria by Elizabeth Longford

Oooh, I really want to get my hands on this!  Originally published in 1988 under the title Victoria R.I., Longford won the James Tait Black memorial prize for her acclaimed non-fiction work on Queen Victoria.  I am only seeing a UK release date, but I will let you know as soon as I see one for the US.

by Elizabeth Longford

UK Release Date:  May 5, 2011

SYNOPSIS: Queen Victoria, a woman of diminutive stature and superabundant temperament, gave her name to something more than an age. Using unrestricted access to material from the Royal Archives, including previously unpublished passages Queen Victoria's celebrated Journals, Elizabeth Longford's classic account remains the definitive biography of this extraordinary woman. She shows the queen tormented by an unhappy childhood; tantalised by an all-too-brief happy marriage; deeply shocked at the Prince Consort's death. She depicts the gradual emergence of the queen's renowned qualities, together with some surprising traits, presenting her in a fresh, affectionate and thoroughly human light.



  1. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Amy! Haven't been able to stop by and visit/comment for the past three weeks because I've been so darn busy with my PURGE challenge...almost finished...woo hoo! Anyhow...just had to stop by today and wish you and your family all the best. Fondly, Roberta

  2. This looks good. I've been more curious about her after reading a few novels that touch upon her or her children -- I want to know what's true.


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