Widow of Windsor Paperback – Nov 12 1982
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"Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive" -- Julia Moffat RNA "These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history." Daily Express "Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting" Observer "One of England's foremost historical novelists" Birmingham Mail "Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama" New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Jean Plaidy, one of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This is the question on everyone's mind as the Victorian Era comes to a glorious close. Her children are growing up, marrying and having children of her own. Her grandchildren are causing problems; there is still the business of the ever expanding realm to deal with and her ever present, and intense, grief.
Plaidy does a wonderful job summing up the last years of Victoria's life. Those without her believed husband Albert.
There are some things lacking though. I felt like her, or rather England's involvement in affairs abroad, were very much glossed over and she didn't talk about a servant who was very much in Victoria's life at the end and deserved mention. Not John Brown, he is well featured.
However, these lapses weren't too bad, just disappointing. She does make up for it with a very good insight into Victoria's children's lives. I loved reading so much about Bertie's wife, Alexandra of Denmark (and not just because we share a name.) I liked that the book wasn't just completely concerned with Victoria, but those who now had more time with her due to the death of her husband.
This is the last book in the series and the last book in the entire English monarchy saga. It was well worth the 4 year wait I did to read and collect every last book in it.