Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Sunday Salon

Posted by PicasaAbove is my latest book from the library. After reading Jean Plaidy's book, 'The Queen's Husband', I wanted to explore more of Victoria's life. As well as reading novels I thought it might be interesting to actually check out her Highland Journal.I first heard of her writing in the movie,
Mrs. Brown.
This book was compiled after the death of Prince Albert in December 1861. The Queen, keen to keep the memory of her husband prominent sought to find a writer to help in her cause. When introduced to Arthur Helps , a stylish writer she set about , with his help, cataloguing notes taken from her Highland life. These , described a very happy part of her life with Prince Albert and therefore would embellish his memory.

Although not read yet, it does promise to be interesting .Included is a family tree, which I would have liked to reproduce for this post, however as Victoria had nine children and they all married and had their own families, the computer screen is too small to accommodate them all!! One detail I have noted was that her children and grandchildren appeared to be connected through marriage to every other European royal family, this aspect of family life I'm sure would have met with her approval.

The top photo is courtesy of this site. It is the first photo I have seen where she is smiling!!
Hope you all have a good week.


Charli and me said...

This looks like it would be a very interesting book.

Femin Susan said...

Your blog is really interesting... Good Luck...keep writing.
Blessings to you and your family…….