The Victoria Letters by Helen Rappaport Book Review




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 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.

The new ITV series Victoria has just concluded its first season and the second series is already filming. This accompanying book is a beautiful hardcover featuring a few of her letters from the early years, but also letters from other persons, such as her maternal grandmother Augusta of Reuss-Obersdorff, which was a really lovely addition. Besides the information on Victoria herself, the other roles in the series are also explained including the fictional ones. It has some great photos from behind the scenes.

However, if you’re looking for an in-depth look at Victoria’s letters (as the title suggests), this isn’t the book. It’s a lovely companion to the series, but don’t take it for a biography on Victoria’s early years.

The Victoria Letters by Helen Rappaport is available now in both the UK and the US.






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