Exhibition curator Jonathan Marsden talks about "Victoria & Albert: Art & Love," the new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
The book Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu is available from Alibris.
I love royal history, but some writers manage to make it tremendously boring. The first book I read about Queen Victoria was such a snore that I've been a bit prejudiced against Victoria and her family ever since. Even though I know better, I automatically expect books about them to be dull, dull, dull.
But The Last Princess by Matthew Dennison proves that a good writer can make any topic — even Queen Victoria and her long decades of gloom-soaked mourning for her husband, Prince Albert — interesting. Read more...