Baker & Taylor An enlightening new perspective on the life of Queen Victoria focuses more on her family life than her reign as Queen, portraying her as a mother and wife, with inherent attentionl paid to the running of her household, emphasizing her desire for privacy rather than public reverence.
Alexandrina Victoria may have been an exemplary constitutional monarch in politics and international affairs, but she was equally interested and active in her domestic life, both as a wife and mother and as a ruler over her household. This combination of decorum and dignity with a genuine love of home and family life provides the ultimate key to her character. Michael de-la-Noy, biographer of the Queen Mother and of George IV, has fashioned a revealing and thorough portrait of this other side to her reign, from her youth spent in preparation for succession to her final years as matriarch of a family that extended into all the royal houses of Europe. De-la-Noy's impressionistic, intimate biography focuses on her personal life, her relations with her family and household, and her various residences. Queen Victoria at Home goes behind her civic role of a conscientious and hardworking sovereign to reveal a most devoted wife and the mother of nine children, who treasured domestic privacy over public adulation.
Baker & Taylor Focuses on the family life of Queen Victoria, portraying her as mother and wife, with inherent attention paid to the running of her household, emphasizing her desire for privacy rather than public reverence.