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- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
?Michael Farquhar doesn?t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin?s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.??Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world?s most engaging... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Queen Victoria's death in January 1901 shook Britain to its core, and reverberated not just throughout the Commonwealth, but around the world. She was a woman in her eighties, and yet it seems no one could contemplate the end of a reign that had lasted so long. Most could not remember a time when she was not Queen, and the very stability of everyday... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Did you know that Queen Victoria could speak five different languages? Or that her closest childhood friend was a King Charles spaniel by the name of Dash? What did she ask staff to do instead of knocking on her door? And how did she deliberately annoy Prime Minister William Gladstone? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Queen Victoria is Britain?s queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; romanticism and prudishness, she became a spirit of the age to which she gave her name. Victoria embraced photography, railway travel and... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 16.95
In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history?s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
WITH EXCLUSIVE PICTURES BY ARTHUR EDWARDS MBE . With the world watching, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, third in the line of succession to the throne, was born on 22 July 2013. The next day, his proud parents stepped out of St Mary?s Hospital, London to present their baby to the excited crowds. From the beginning, the world had watched... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 29.72
The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France. He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00
Author of Marie Antoinette She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head. Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her... more...