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Vicky and Queen Victoria in all their unedited glory. I couldn't believe just how amusing some of these letters were and the last few letters concerning Albert's death were so sad. I have always loved reading about Queen Victoria, but had very rarely read anything by her, other than extracts from letters or diaries or her Highland Journals, which were heavily edited for their wider audience. However, these letters were a joy to read and wonderfully edited by Roger Fulford who deserves some sort ...more
All of the compiled letters in Roger Fulford's series give such a wonderful insight into the lives of Queen Victoria and the royalties of the age. There is such an innocence about these letters...something that transports the reader to another place, the pre-World War age of everything moving along in an almost timeless fashion. They are also filled with such amusing comments from Queen Victoria, which prove her to be anything but 'unamused'.