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Princess Louise Queen Victoria's daughter...any good books?

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Divia
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Princess Louise Queen Victoria's daughter...any good books?

Postby Divia » Sat January 25th, 2014, 5:01 pm

So I read a little blurb that was posted by Victoriana Magazine.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2508123/The-Mystery-Princess-Louise-Queen-Victorias-daughter-secret-love-Royal-sex-scandal.html

And thought Oh! How interesting. I was wondering if there were any good books about Louise that I might enjoy. I tried Wild Princess and found it dull as tombs. Has anyone else written about this interesting woman?

Thanks
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Postby Susan » Sat January 25th, 2014, 5:45 pm

"Divia" wrote:So I read a little blurb that was posted by Victoriana Magazine.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2508123/The-Mystery-Princess-Louise-Queen-Victorias-daughter-secret-love-Royal-sex-scandal.html

And thought Oh! How interesting. I was wondering if there were any good books about Louise that I might enjoy. I tried Wild Princess and found it dull as tombs. Has anyone else written about this interesting woman?

Thanks


Wild Princess was fiction, right? I don't think I could read fiction on any of Victoria's children. I think that would drive me crazy! That article is based upon a new biography The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter by Lucinda Hawksley which I think has been published only in the UK. This website has a list of NF about Victoria and her family: http://users.uniserve.com/~canyon/royalty_books.htm Louise is the only one of Queen Victoria's five daughters whose biography does not grace my royal bookshelf, so I cannot recommend any of them. Louise was quite interesting. She was a sculptor and sculpted the statue of Queen Victoria outside of Kensington Palace where Victoria was born and where she lived while growing up.
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Postby Divia » Sat January 25th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Thanks for the information! It looks like there isnt much written about her. Whats odd I found out is that the current biographer wasn't allowed to letters from the palace. Makes ya wonder why.

I read one reviewer that said the book was awful, but she just went on and on about herself and sounded delusional so I won't take her review seriously. She was from Canada I believe.
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Postby Susan » Sat January 25th, 2014, 9:17 pm

There is a collective biography of all of QV's daughters called Queen Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold Packard which I do have. Forgot about that one.
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Postby annis » Sat January 25th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Yes, I noticed a review of Lucinda Hawksley's book on the Guardian website and thought, how interesting! Most unconventional. Of course in those days things could be kept under cover much more successfully than they can now!

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Postby Divia » Sat January 25th, 2014, 10:14 pm

Gonna have to get the book. But its not out in the US yet so I'm gonna have to pay an arm n a leg for it! :eek:

Was Victoria really as prudish as one thought. I mean she did enjoy sex I believe, even though society told her she shouldn't. But then again I havent read up much on her life.
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Postby Susan » Sat January 25th, 2014, 10:28 pm

"Divia" wrote:Was Victoria really as prudish as one thought. I mean she did enjoy sex I believe, even though society told her she shouldn't. But then again I havent read up much on her life.


Victoria was quite temperamental and had a strong sexuality which Albert apparently met, as evidenced by the birth of nine children in 16 1/2 years. Albert was somewhat prudish and his high moral standards would never allow extramarital affairs. He found marriage to Victoria a full-time job which exhausted him physically and mentally. I can't recall where I read this, but supposedly they had a locking device for the bedroom door which could be activated from the bed.
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Postby annis » Sun January 26th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Queen Vic may have enjoyed sex herself but she was a very controlling Mama and all her children were expected to toe the line!

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Postby Susan » Sun January 26th, 2014, 5:54 pm

"annis" wrote:Queen Vic may have enjoyed sex herself but she was a very controlling Mama and all her children were expected to toe the line!


Victoria was the epitome of a controlling mother, wasn't she. She was not in favor of breastfeeding and when her second daughter Alice breastfed her children, Victoria named a cow (I think it was at Balmoral) Alice.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon January 27th, 2014, 12:04 am

It is no surprise that Victoria was a controlling Mama. Children repeat what they have learned, and her upbringing was so controlled and manipulated that it's a wonder she managed to come out of it as well as she did.


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