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Victoria's Daughters Audiobook

Victoria's Daughters

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Publisher's Summary

Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would curiously come to share many of the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by 19th-century women of less-exulted class.

Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa - and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days - Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne. Jerrold M. Packard provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as daughters of their time.

©1998 Jerrold M. Packard (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[An] engaging group biography...Packard's narrative is accessible, unpretentious and solidly written." (Publishers Weekly)

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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Does the narrator know how to read punctuation? There are pauses in weird places and an flat, dull delivery. I was so looking forward to this book, but the narration ruined it for me.


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    laurie 09-02-17
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    "Lots of detail. Not much narration."

    I love history. This is a history book full of research from primary sources, such as letters written by the family members. It is not a narrative story where history comes alive, in my opinion. It might be an interesting read, but I found it tedious as an audible book.

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    Sheila Bridges Carson City 05-30-17
    Sheila Bridges Carson City 05-30-17 Member Since 2015

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    This book was a great historical read. I knew nothing of Queen Victoria's Daughters except for Vicky before I discovered this book.

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