The Victoria Letters: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen (The Official Companion to the ITV Series)

The Victoria Letters The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen The Official Companion to the ITV Series The official companion to ITV s hotly anticipated new drama The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of

  • Title: The Victoria Letters: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen (The Official Companion to the ITV Series)
  • Author: Helen Rappaport Daisy Goodwin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The official companion to ITV s hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England s greatest monarchs.From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV s Victoria follows the early years of the young Queen s reign, based closely on Victoria s own letThe official companion to ITV s hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England s greatest monarchs.From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV s Victoria follows the early years of the young Queen s reign, based closely on Victoria s own letters and journals Now explore this extensive collection in greater depth, and discover who Victoria really was behind her upright public persona.At only 18 years old, Victoria ascended the throne as a rebellious teenager and gradually grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakeable and powerful women in history The extensive writings she left behind document this personal journey and show how she triumphed over scandal and corruption Written by Internationally bestselling author, historian of 12 books and Victoria historical consultant, Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of the series The Victoria Letters details the history behind the show Revealing Victoria s own thoughts about the love interests, family dramas and court scandals during her early reign, it also delves into the running of the royal household, the upstairs downstairs relationships, and what it was like to live in Victorian England.Full of beautiful photography from the series and genuine imagery from the era, come behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the Queen.

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    • Negin says:

      I’ve always loved Queen Victoria and couldn’t resist this when I saw it in one of our favorite bookstores while visiting Miami a few months ago. If you’ve enjoyed the TV series, this is an absolutely beautiful companion.

    • Emma Rose Ribbons says:

      This was really good. First of all it's lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced. I also thought the historical background was really well done - it's got the right amount of straight-up biography, quotes from the show and excerpts from Victoria's letters. The content was absolutely riveting. Really great, and I can see myself rereading this for years to come.

    • Robin Hatcher says:

      Although called The Victoria Letters, the actual writings (letters and diaries and newspaper articles) are a very small percentage of the narrative. A dab here and there as they rushed through about four years in the life of the young queen, the same period covered by the series (which will air soon in the States). What was there was interesting, but not so much that this is an important "companion" to the TV series.I have to mark down the audio version for two reasons: (1) The producers chose t [...]

    • Jane says:

      I received a free copy of this book for a feature article I did for the Historical Novel Society (unfortunately behind the members-only paywall). It's a tie-in for the Victoria TV series, and much room is taken up by full-page stills from the series, so obviously it's aimed at the fans.BUT fortunately, the author is Helen Rappaport so there's tons of fascinating information about the real-life characters (including portraits so you can see their real faces which, of course, are not nearly as gla [...]

    • Brie says:

      If you like the Victoria series on PBS, pick up this book. It should help tide you over until season 2 comes out. :) I loved reading more about the real Victoria. This book includes many excerpts from her actual letters and diary entries. The photos from the show are fabulous as well. This book is definitely aimed at fans of the show, but you will learn a little bit about the beginning of the Victoria era as well.

    • Amy says:

      this likely is only something that the most avid PBS/Queen Victoria/British monarchy fan would actually buy/own. Currently the Masterpiece series Victoria airs on PBS and Victoria historical consultant Helen Rappaport wrote this companion book. The book includes a forward by novelist and series screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, who writes: “There were plenty of people who thought that an 18-year-old girl could not be an effective monarch. But it is clear when you read Victoria’s own words that she [...]

    • Cheryl says:

      Loved this book almost as much as the series on Masterpiece. I bought the book at Blenheim Palace when my husband and I visited England this past May. We also visited Kensington Palace, which is where Queen Victoria grew up. Unfortunately while there, they had the Victoria exhibit closed so we didn't get to see that part. But reading this book after seeing the Palace helped me picture her living there. I want to watch season one again, and can't wait for season two. Hopefully there will be a boo [...]

    • Helen Barnes says:

      I gave this a high rating because it was just so enjoyable. It's more what would call a 'coffee table book' - to be left out for all to look at, picked up and read when you fancy it. It's got all that kind of gloss, but has the handwritten text from Victoria's diaries which I love reading, as well as the narrative about her young life. I did read the second half of it more like reading a novel because I just wanted to continue seeing what other gems Victoria had written (and others)

    • Jennifer says:

      A beautiful book, with copies of letters and diary entries from Queen Victoria's and Albert's personal writings, also paintings of the historical figures next to the contemporaries who are playing them in the TV series. Beautiful photos and background info on the set design. A lovely companion to the TV series and to have illustrations while reading other books on Queen Victoria.

    • Kim says:

      A lovely companion to the tv series, and a great look at Victoria's early years on the throne, and the words written in her own hand. Brilliant book.

    • Betty Strohecker says:

      This is a beautifully done book put out as a companion to the Victoria series shown on PBS. It has wonderful full color photographs of scenes from the show as well as some pictures of the real Queen Victoria. The book comments on scenes from the series and includes facts about the real personnages in Victoria's life and pertinent political figures of the time. It is made personal with excerpts from Victoria's letters and journals.There is more here than in the TV series. I learned so much about [...]

    • Sofia says:

      THIS WAS SO PRECIOUS !!!!! I LOVE ONE QUEEN !!!!!!

    • Thebooktrail says:

      Booktrail the locations: Victoria lettersI do love a book that accompanies and enhances what you see on the television and this is just lovely! The photos are gorgeous and the behind the scenes information is very interesting. It more than enhances the book and with the historical snippets this is both a coffee table book and one to treasure. Victoria's letters are really nicely woven into a book that captures your imagination and it's a very worth purchase - one to treasure!

    • TheBookishHobo says:

      I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching Victoria. And as much as I loved season 1, have found myself in love even more deeply with season 2. Jenna Coleman was one of my favorites from Dr. Who and she’s done such a superb job playing Victoria. I was interested in learning a little bit of not only the behind-the-scenes, but also about Victoria, Albert, and all the many inhabitants of Buckingham Palace, so to say I was excited to stumble upon this book would be an understatement.Chock full of glamorou [...]

    • Luis Cuesta says:

      I received this book as giveaway. Inspired by the TV series "Victoria" that covers the early years and the beginning of the reign of Queen Victoria the book is worthy by itself, and you don't need to be a fan of the series to enjoy it. Victoria , the TV series, is a production filmed with meticulous attention to sets and costumes . The companion book is not filled with stills of the cast in full costume and also works as a guide to "who plays whom." But the most appealing aspect of the book, in [...]

    • Judith says:

      I thought that this might present a comparison between an actual historical account of the queen and several of the characters we meet in the film series. While watching season 1, I kept checking on the biographical information available on-line. The real people seem to have been quite different from the characters. For example Ernest, Albert's brother, was a libertine and contracted syphilis. From the on-line biographies he does not seem to have been the soulful character. The object of his lov [...]

    • A Holland Reads says:

      I was happy when I won this book from a Giveaway. My daughter and I watched this show on PBS and really enjoyed it so to get the companion book was a win win. I really enjoyed reading this book. The pictures were nice. Not only did you have pictures from the mini-series but you had pictures of the real people. It was nice to not only read about the real Victoria, her court and all things royalty related but it was nice to read about the show. Most of the characters were real or based on a real [...]

    • Emily says:

      I was quite disappointed in this book because while the pictures were lovely, the structure was lacking. First of all, there was one significant historical error in the book. This is especially weird because 3 pages after the error, there's literally a page from Queen Victoria's journal that contradicts the error. And the journal pages themselves were sometimes hard to read--I would have prefer a transcript of the pages instead. Also in these journals, there would sometimes be parenthetical stat [...]

    • Angela Holland says:

      I was happy when I won this book from a Giveaway. My daughter and I watched this show on PBS and really enjoyed it so to get the companion book was a win win. I really enjoyed reading this book. The pictures were nice. Not only did you have pictures from the mini-series but you had pictures of the real people. It was nice to not only read about the real Victoria, her court and all things royalty related but it was nice to read about the show. Most of the characters were real or based on a real [...]

    • Michelle Chang says:

      It gives too many 1-4 page accounts of the various staff members of the palace and members of the court and government. Doesn't really add much to the story of Victoria herself. The pictures are beautiful and high quality, but there were pictures every other page and mostly of shots that are already in the TV show. I assume most people who read the book have also watched the show, so it feels like a waste of space to print so many pages of photos from the show rather than from historical paintin [...]

    • Mell says:

      I read this on my Kindle. It's what I call a coffee table book; this is full of splashy pictures and slightly lacking in text and content. I'd rate 2.5 stars. I think hard core Queen Victoria followers and fans of the TV show might find it more appealing than I did. This book was pretty good. It's definitely more if a promo item for the series. But my Kindle version ended abruptly after a short chapter on the wet nurse hired for Victoria and Albert's first child. That was literally the last word [...]

    • Helene says:

      This book is indeed a fantastic companion book for the ITV series Victoria, as it contains quite a few interesting insights from the show's cast.But this book really goes deeper into Victoria's early life and the people around her at the time, offering detailed information through the Queen's personal journals and correspondence on what her life really was like outside of the public eye. I wouldn't say this book brings anything new for Queen Victoria's "fans", but, that said, it is a very great [...]

    • Eli Claire says:

      A fun companion to the TV show - lots of background info about Victoria’s life, politics at the time, her complicated family tree, and behind-the-scenes bits about costuming, food, the set, etcetera. I found a few grammar and punctuation mistakes, which made me think that the book was produced quickly, but there was nothing too glaringly horrible. It was nice to read excerpts from Victoria’s diary and get deeper into the story.

    • Charity says:

      Got this gorgeous coffee book as a Christmas present, and had fun reading through it. It's less a straight up biography and more interesting facts accompanied by tidbits of letters and newspaper clippings from the period, alongside beautiful full color illustrations, paintings, and images from the television series. It's really a lovely little book overall, a fun and relatively quick read, with a short section on making the series in the back.

    • Brit says:

      Several movies have been made about the young queen Victoria. This companion book is interesting because it gives snippets from the actual diaries and letters to and from Victoria. Also we get a few glimpses of the people surrounding her or working for her. The book takes us through to the same spot in history as season 1 of the series.

    • Jan Polep says:

      This companion book to the PBS Series "Victoria" has snippets from Victoria's letters and diaries illustrated with photos from the series, plus historical information and behind- the- scene looks at the facts and fiction that went into the filming of the series. I like history when it is dished out in picture album form and this is a great pictorial look at Victorian times.

    • Jessica Anne says:

      This is a lovely companion to the series, clarifying points that were embellished on or changed in the show to give you a more accurate understanding of what really happened. Reading extracts from Queen Victoria's diaries and letter was also enlightening, giving a real voice to a person so many people know about, but don't actually know.

    • Diane Wallace says:

      This book enhanced my reading of Daisy Goodwin's book Victoria and my watching the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria. I picked up all kinds of tidbits and insight. It was intriguing to see copies of some of the queen' s letters and the photographs of the dresses, grounds, etc from the film were amazing.

    • Aynoor says:

      Lately I have been so intrigued by 19th century history, and this book really gave in to my obsession. For those who bought this book to read more about Victoria and Albert just as I did - there is a separate publication for that and this book strictly focuses on the other members of the household.

    • GypsyBookworm says:

      Gorgeous collectable book! The pictures are stunning, and the information is presented in a clear and readable style. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a keepsake from the PBS show or who just loves Queen Victoria.

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