REVIEW: My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin’s novel sparkles with glamour, romance and secrets. Following the story of Cora Cash, a wealthy American heiress whose mother is determined to get her married into the world of the English aristocracy, My Last Duchess is a lavish and intriguing novel in which all the characters are as flawed as each other. Set… Read More

REVIEW: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

This richly historical and political book from the creator of the popular ITV drama captures the early months of Queen Victoria’s reign perfectly.  Offering a new insight into the early months of Queen Victoria’s reign, Daisy Goodwin’s refreshing and richly detailed novel presents the portrait of a Queen who not only struggles to deal with… Read More

Book Review: The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

This straightforward novel is richly detailed in terms of society during the Victorian period, having plenty to say about the rules and conventions at that time.  Based on a true story, Goodwin’s book begins when the Empress of Austria arrives in England to do some hunting and meets Captain Bay Middleton, who is engaged to… Read More