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Daisy Goodwin was born on 19 December, 1961 and studied history at Cambridge Trinity College before working as a trainee arts producer for the BBC. After this, she moved to Talkback Productions where she was head of factual programmes.
Daisy's debut novel My Last Duchess was published in 2010 and she is most well-known now for being the writer and creator of the television series and novel, Victoria. She is married to ABC TV executive Marcus Wilford and has two daughters. She lived in London with her family and pets.
Daisy Goodwin Books
Best-known for the wonderful My Last Duchess, Daisy Goodwin has a talent for writing highly enjoyable and thoroughly engaging historic romps - and The Fortune Hunter is no exception!
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Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the etiquette of the Hapsburg Court, Sisi comes to England to hunt, looking for excitement. And she finds it in the form of the dashing Captain Bay Middleton. Ten years her junior and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for Sisi. But they are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.
A rich and textured tale of late 19th century society, The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin is the ideal read for fans of the critically acclaimed Off by Heart and Silver River.
From the creator of the ITV Sunday night drama, VICTORIA, comes the exclusive standalone novel by Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling MY LAST DUCHESS and THE FORTUNE HUNTER. Perfect for fans of epics such as War and Peace, Poldark or Granchester In June 1837, the eighteen-year-old Victoria wakes up to find that she is Queen of the most powerful nation in the world. But will she be queen in her own right, or a puppet controlled by her mother and the sinister Sir John Conroy? Can this tiny girl prevail against the men who believe that women are too hysterical to rule? Everyone wants her to get married, but Victoria has no intention of entering into a marriage of convenience with her cousin Albert, a shy bookworm who didn't know how to dance the last time she met him. She would much rather reign alone with a little help from her Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. He may be old enough to be her father, but he is the only man who believes that she will be a great Queen, and he knows how to make her laugh. A husband would only get in the way...
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Tying in with the second series of ITV's hit drama series, Victoria, this book provides an in-depth look at the passionate and complicated relationship the Queen embarked on with Prince Albert.
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Both Victoria and Albert were both strong-willed and although they were brought together by an arranged marriage, this did not dampen the spark between them. They were first cousins but could not have had more different personalities - she was impulsive and emotional while he was cautious and logical. They were a very successful couple and this book looks at the differences between their public persona and their private lives.
Based on the couple's letters and diaries, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into the life of the couple . It's full of rich historical detail and gives insight into this incredible relationship.
There are also character profiles, interviews with actors and an overview of the production, costumes and props of the show.
When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form of this beautifully packaged gift book, comprising 100 life-affirming poems handpicked by an expert on poetry. Grouping the poems by theme - from 'Hearing Bad News' to 'How To Carry On' - this gem of a book features contributions from classical poets such as John Keats, Emily Bronte, W.H. Auden and Christina Rossetti alongside lines from more contemporary poets such as Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Raymond Carver, Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope. It adds up to a wonderful pick-me-up - a self-administered drug guaranteed to make a dark day brighter and act as a great lyrical crutch.
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Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in which she is entertained are frosty and forbidding, dogged by intrigue above stairs, and gossip below. And it is only when she loses her heart - to a man she barely knows - that Cora realises the game she is playing is one she does not full understand, and that her own future happiness could be the prize.
A selection of 100 popular love poems, based on a nation-wide poll. They include John Donne's "The Good-Morrow", Shakespeare's sonnet "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?", Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?".
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In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied. Full of passion and drama, THE FORTUNE HUNTER tells the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.
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