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Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard
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Oct 26, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, memoir-autobiography
Read in October, 2010

Not riveting material, and I don't understand where the comments regarding the relative attractiveness of each daughter was coming from. Who decided that Lenchen is plain, for instance? Why is it necessary to comment repeatedly on how "matronly" Beatrice was? It made me wonder as I was reading it -- was this written by a man? Yes? well, there goes his credibility. If the opinion was based off of popular accounts, that's one thing, but it seemed more personal and intrusive than that.

He did do a good job of keeping the vast numbers of family members straight, and of maintaining a timeline over a lot of different courts and countries.
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