Daisy Goodwin
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Daisy Goodwin

When I was eighteen I went to Cambridge University to study history. MY first assignment was Queen Victoria and the media. I went to the library to consult her Diaries. She wrote sixty two million words in her life time and as I pulled out the first leather bound volume I felt overwhelmed by its size and weight. But then it fell open at the entry for 3rd Nov 1839, " I saw me dearest Albert who was all wet in his white cashmere breeches with nothing on underneath." As I laughed out loud, the other readers looked at me in disapproval. Queen Victoria, I decided then, was not the boot faced old bag with a bonnet I had imagined, but a woman after my own heart.
All my novels have been set in the Victorian era: The American Heiress is about a dollar princess called Cora Cash who marriesan English duke; The Fortune Hunter is the story of Sisi, the beautiful Austrian Empress who came to England to hunt - in the novel Sisi meets Victoria. I enjoyed writing this encounter so much - Victoria"s voice came so easily to me, that I decided that my next next novel would be about the young Victoria. But as I started writing it, I thought it would make a great tv drama, which is how I ended up writing the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, as well as my novel Victoria, a novel of a young Queen.
When I am not immersed in the nineteenth century, I live in London with three dogs, two daughters and a husband.

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    • Victoria

    • A Novel
    • By: Daisy Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Anna Wilson-Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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    • The American Heiress

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    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
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    Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham....

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    • Victoria & Albert

    • A Royal Love Affair
    • By: Daisy Goodwin, Sara Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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    • By Mandy Lorenz on 12-01-17

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    • The Fortune Hunter

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    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
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    Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi", is the Princess Diana of 19th-century Europe....

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    • My Last Duchess

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    Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890’s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her....

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