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Daisy Goodwin

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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. That was the year she published her first novel the American Heiress ( My Last Duchess in UK) , followed by The Fortune Hunter and now Victoria. She has also created VICTORIA the PBS/ITV series which starts in January. She has three dogs, two dogs, and one husband.

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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.

So glad you have enjoyed my books. Means a great deal to me to hear from satisfied readers.(less)
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The American Heiress

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Poems To Last A Lifetime

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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

“I was so happy … before.’
‘I find that happiness can always be recollected in tranquillity, Ma’am,’ said Melbourne.
Victoria put her hands down and looked up at him, her pale blue eyes searching his face. ‘You were happy too?’
When Melbourne spoke, it was in the voice not of the urbane Prime Minister, but of a man of advancing years who is facing the loss of the only thing that is still capable of bringing him joy. ‘You know I was, Ma’am.”
Daisy Goodwin, Victoria

“...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. ”
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“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”
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“Sin ought to be something exquisite, my dear boy.”
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Lucinda Dear Daisy,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads.
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