To Read Tuesday – MY NAME IS VICTORIA by Lucy Worsley

To Read Tuesday – MY NAME IS VICTORIA by Lucy Worsley

I really enjoy Lucy Worsley’s documentaries, so I was excited to see there was a YA novel coming out (I missed that ELIZA ROSE was already out, but I’ll fix that!) and she was the author. As far as historical fiction goes, she definitely should have a grasp on the history! I also like that it isn’t from Victoria’s point of view, and I’m looking forward to reading this one!

My name is victoria by lucy worsley

‘You are my sister now,’ Victoria said, quietly and solemnly. ‘Never forget it. I love you like a sister, and you are my only friend in all the world.’ Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. Miss V’s father has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess, which he calls the Kensington System. It governs her behaviour and keeps her locked away from the world. He says it is for the princess’s safety, but Victoria herself is convinced that it is to keep her lonely, and unhappy. Torn between loyalty to her father and her growing friendship with the wilful and passionate Victoria, Miss V has a decision to make: to continue in silence, or to speak out. By turns thrilling, dramatic and touching, this is the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood as you’ve never heard it before.

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