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DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She and her husband, an ABC TV executive, have two daughters and live in London. After the success of her first novel, THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, she wrote THE FORTUNE HUNTER — coming soon!

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Daisy Goodwin My new book is set at the court of Queen Victoria around 1869. It is a fascinating time, the Queen has been in seclusion since the death of Albert and…moreMy new book is set at the court of Queen Victoria around 1869. It is a fascinating time, the Queen has been in seclusion since the death of Albert and she has become extremely close to her highland servant John Brown. My protagonist is a girl called Florence who has been raised in San Francisco but is now serving the Queen as a Maid of Honour.(less)
Daisy Goodwin Edith Wharton is definitely an influence. Well spotted! But The American Heiress came out in the UK before the premiere of Downton Abbey so it may be…moreEdith Wharton is definitely an influence. Well spotted! But The American Heiress came out in the UK before the premiere of Downton Abbey so it may be the other way round... It certainly is a coincidence that the show and the book both have American heiresses called Cora.

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The summer that I was seventeen , the sweetest time of day was 9.15 am. I would listen for the metallic clang of the letterbox as the postman pushed the day’s mail through and the scratchy thud as it landed on the door mat. There would be a slew of manila envelopes addressed to my dad, a postcard or two, and if I was lucky a blue airmail envelope with my name and address written in spiky black... Read more of this blog post »
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“... anyone can acquire wealth, the real art is giving it away.”
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress

“In the Blue Room, Cora Cash was trying to concentrate on her book. Cora found most novels hard to sympathise with -- all those plain governesses -- but this one had much to recommend it. The heroine was 'handsome, clever, and rich', rather like Cora herself. Cora knew she was handsome -- wasn't she always referred to in the papers as 'the divine Miss Cash'? She was clever -- she could speak three languages and could handle calculus. And as to rich, well, she was undoubtedly that. Emma Woodhouse was not rich in the way that she, Cora Cash, was rich. Emma Woodhouse did not lie on a lit à la polonaise once owned by Madame du Barry in a room which was, but for the lingering smell of paint, an exact replica of Marie Antoinette's bedchamber at le petit Trianon. Emma Woodhouse went to dances at the Assembly Rooms, not fancy dress spectaculars in specially built ballrooms. But Emma Woodhouse was motherless which meant, thought Cora, that she was handsome, clever, rich and free.”
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress

“...when I see you here amidst all this, I realise that I proposed to a very small part of you. I thought I was giving you a home and a position, but here I see that I am taking you away from so much.”
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress

“I was waiting at table tonight, on account of it being such a big party, and just as I was coming round with the savoury, one of the ladies went and broke her necklace by fidgeting with it at the ta ble. She thought she picked 'em all up but this one rolled under my foot and I stood on it tight until all the ladies went upstairs. I wanted to give it to you. You're a black pearl, Bertha, that's what you are and it's only right that you should have it.”
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress

“How glorious it is – and also how painful – to be an exception. ”
Alfred de Musset

“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

“Sin ought to be something exquisite, my dear boy.”
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Lucinda Dear Daisy,
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