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Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes

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DR P, Reviewer

Last updated on 06 Dec 2017

I Recommend This Book

Strongly

A very interesting subject, with more detail than I had hitherto been aware of. (eg the Empress Eugenie's brother-in-law...) 
An eminently readable style, striking just the right balance between being a dry history, & an over-friendly, too-intimate account. The reader feels one gets to know the Queen & the Empress far better than the more usual history books, in large part through their own words & those of other contemporary witnesses.
The author's own opinions do not intrude, as has become the style of some of today's writers. 
I enjoyed reading this book very much indeed, & would most certainly recommend it to those seeking a more human experience of history.