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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (January 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786714514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786714513
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,418,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This popular English biographer focuses on the family side of the British queen Victoria's long reign--or, as De-la-Noy himself so eloquently identifies his intended purview, "a deliberately non-chronological distillation of Queen Victoria's more personal life, her relations with her family, household and servants." Upon her birth, Victoria stood only fourth in line to the throne; how she succeeded to it, at age 18, is the stuff of good royal drama. And, too, succession to the throne at such a relatively young age gave her the power to throw off the inhibiting influence of her mother, to marry the man of her choosing (her handsome cousin Prince Albert), and to enjoy an exceptionally long tenure as monarch (the longest reign in English history). Her nine children's education and religious instruction are discussed, as are the queen's various royal residences. Biographies of this great lady abound, but this one stakes out its own territory, in the process making a valuable contribution to the popular literature on the long-reigning queen. Brad Hooper
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'God knows how willingly I would always live with my beloved Albert and our children in the quiet and retirement of private life' - Queen Victoria, 1844; 'Sane and elegant.' - Spectator; 'Witty and entertaining.' - Times Educational Supplement; 'Transparently excellent' - Guardian; 'Riveting.' - Sunday Telegraph; 'Balanced and informative.' - The Economist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Arthur H. Roach on April 27, 2004
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This book is a reflection on the life of Queen Victoria by someone who is clearly fascinated by her and who probably knows everything there is to know about her. It is easy to read and does not require you to know a great deal about her already in order to make any sense out of the book.
On the other hand, if you are already well-read about Victoria, this book, in my opinion, brings little that's new. But if you are willing to take the journey with this author and let him share his thoughts in the way usually reserved for a dear old friend, then you will find a pleasant un-bumpy ride along the way.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andromeda on June 30, 2008
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An easy read on Queen Victoria. This book adds nothing new but simply rehash everything that you've read in other biographies on Queen Victoria. Its not a bad book it is very well written and I enjoyed it very much. But if your expecting any new information on her you won't find it in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Simmons on June 11, 2008
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this good bood on basic facts about queen victoria and her era.this is a easy read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerie B. Lull on June 27, 2012
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Michael De-la-Noy has written an interesting and readable book about the domestic side of Queen Victoria's life. So many books about Queen Victoria talk about her prime ministers and her relationship to Parliament and the political things that happened during her life.

This book takes you into her living room and her bedroom and gives an up-close and caidid view of her daily life, her relationships with her husband, her children and her ladies-in-waiting. It does not go into a lot of excessive detail and is a fairly easy read. Being a fan of British history, I found this to be an intereting book and not too scholarly. -- Valerie Lull, Author, Tn Healthy Teas
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