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Queen Victoria A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
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Jul 20, 12

Read in July, 2012

A deligthfully written and constructed, lengthy biography of Victoria.

Christopher Hibbert has that knack fo drawing the reader in at a very early stage (page one!) and keeping the attention with some stylish, informative writing.

This biography is a standard format, ie from cradle to grave, but is formatted with chapters on different aspects of Victoria's life, not neccesarily directly chronologically. But it loses nothing for this because each chapter is so carefully blended with the next that nothing strikes the reader as being out of place.

There are fascinating facts on Victoria's relationship with John Brown and also on her fascination for her Indian Munchie. Obviously her love for Albert shines through and her relationship with her children and grandchildren is fully explored.

There is not a moment when the interest flags and it is something of a disappointment when Victoria dies and the book ends.

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