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Subject: Queen Victoria
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 9:35 PM ET
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I recently watched on DVD the movie The Young Victoria, which I really enjoyed.  I'm reading We Two: Victoria and Albert which is non-fiction.  Wanting to see what was out there in fiction on Queen Vic I went to the fiction section of Amazon and entered her name.  Can you guess what came up as the 2nd entry - Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter.  Amazing!  I could find very little fiction written about her.  I have Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy.  I guess that will have to do.

Anybody have any other suggestion?

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 9:57 PM ET
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I want to see this  I am waiting for it to come on,  On Demand.  Glad you liked it.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:24 AM ET
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Jean Plaidy has a whole series of books on Queen Victoria. I have them just haven't read them. I actually read the Queen Victoria Demon Hunter on vacation. It was not disresectiveful but blended historical fiction and paranormal.Much better than I expected because I had no hope for this book.

Alice

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:46 AM ET
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I enjoyed Victoria's Daughters
Author: Jerrold M. Packard
 

Debbie

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 10:20 AM ET
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If I remember rightly, I throughly enjoyed the Plaidy's-read them in college. 

I just watched "The Young Victoria" last nght.  Really enjoyed it-very well done.  I didn't think Emily Blout could do something so serious-so well-to say nothing of Paul Bettany as Lord Melbourne!  Got it free from redbox-with a promo code from retailmenot-just fyi. 

I too have seen the "demon hunter" book-but just passed it by because I just don't "get" these types of combinations-maybe I'll have to give them a try. 

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 10:33 AM ET
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Here is a fiction novel about Victoria and Albert. It reads a bit dated, but was still interesting. It's about victoria in her younger years and her marriage to Albert.

There is a copy available here:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/243439-Victoria+and+Albert

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 1:27 PM ET
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I am looking forward to seeing "The Young Victoria" but haven't yet.

I think the only fiction about her I've read has been Plaidy's series. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 3:04 PM ET
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A few years ago I read a book called "I, Victoria" writen as if she were telling her life story herself shortly before her death.  The author was Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 4:48 PM ET
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Series on Queen Victoria by Jean Plaidy:

#1 The Captive of Kensington Palace
#2 The Queen and Lord M
#3 The Queens Husband
#4 The Widow of Windsor

 

A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron - a mystery with Queen Victoria at its center. It will set your idea of Victoria a little on its ear, but it's an interesting take.



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