AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion


AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion

IAN LLOYD    Book Number: 89271    Product format: Paperback

A compelling series of vignettes on 30 famous Victorians such as Barnum, the Greatest Showman, who failed to impress Queen Victoria, how the Queen was taught to use the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, meeting Sarah Bernhardt, the Wild West Show, Charlotte Brontë glimpses the Queen, Pablo Casals plays for Victoria, Ivor Novello's mother and four Welsh choirs, Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens, Edvard Grieg playing for the Queen, the Churchills, Landseer, the Queen mourning Abraham Lincoln, the Queen and Franz Liszt, Mendelssohn, the Russian royal family Nicholas and Alexandra, Florence Nightingale impresses the Queen, the Queen receives the Shah, how the suicide of the Austrian heir affected the Queen, Victorian waltzes to Johann Strauss, enjoys Gilbert and Sullivan, meets Sir Henry Beerbohm Tree, Richard Wagner and we read of Oscar Wilde's fascination with Queen Victoria. This rather special book examines Queen Victoria's thoughts and opinions on her contemporaries, and during her long life she met many face to face, or could be entertained by their cheeky accounts of her. Alexander Graham Bell told his wife that the Queen was 'humpy, stumpy, dumpy' and of him she pronounced him 'pompous'. Brand new archival research, newspapers and interviews with descendants, we can sit alongside Victoria for the very first time and be amused, or not. She is great company as we read her words. 288pp in large softback, illus.
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ISBN 9780750989039
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