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Wednesday 23 January 2013

"Queen Victoria's Granddaughters"

Soon to be available, my new book:
“Queen Victoria’s Granddaughters 1860-1918”

Unlike my recent books, this is not a novel but a factual work, following the 22 princesses from childhood to the end of the First World War.

This is not intended to be a 'scholarly' work although it is based on years of research, but rather a glimpse into the halcyon days of the European monarchies, the everyday experiences of the princesses, and the intricate web of family ties connecting the different royal courts. Writing it was a labour of love and, while I appreciate that with 22 central characters and a ‘cast of thousands’ (slight exaggeration!) it might be confusing for readers who are unfamiliar with the royal families, I have included a short who’s who, at the beginning of each chapter (particularly to facilitate Kindle readers).

The book is divided into 4 Parts: Part 1 – “Like the rabbits in Windsor Park” - An introduction to the families of Queen Victoria’s Children
Part 2 – “A Very Doubtful Happiness” - Happy & Unhappy Marriages
Part 3 – “The Last Link is Broken” – Changes & Conflicts
Part 4 – “Marching to their Deaths” – War & Tragedy

“Queen Victoria’s Granddaughters” will be available on Kindle within a few weeks and I shall write more information about it here as the publication date approaches.


Gem said...

Dear Christina,
I would like to congratulate you in advance for this wonderful book. Certainly this is a labor of love, and I am very eager to read this once it becomes available. Queen Victoria's 22 granddaughters are really fascinating ladies.

Christina said...

Thank you very much, Gem, for your very kind and supportive comment! I really appreciate it! :-)