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.