Grandmother of Europe at home
Whether you're interested in Queen Victoria or in Osborne House, this is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their 9 children. The photographs and paintings reproduced add to the uniqueness of this book. As someone who lived on the Isle of Wight and has visited Osborne on more than 1 occasion, and also someone who has researched Queen Victoria and her family (as a writer), even I found I learned a lot from the book. The text is informative, funny (in places) and (because Sarah was allowed privileged access to the Royal Archive) also very personal. Some of the information will never be reproduced.
Victoria always thought of Osborne as home, somewhere she and the family could really relax and be as normal as you can get when you are Queen! The people of the island always did, and probably always will, hold a special affection for Victoria and her family.
All in all, it is a cracking read and I guarantee it will encourage you to find out more about this fascinating monarch and her offspring - many of whom became royalty around the world.