If you’ve had a Downton Abbey-sized hole in your heart since the Masterpiece drama came to its conclusion earlier this year, mark your calendar for the release of Daisy Goodwin’s latest audiobook Victoria this November 22… not to mention the January 2017 premiere of the new PBS/Masterpiece series of the same name, also created and written by the incredibly talented Daisy Goodwin.
Victoria draws from the young queen’s diaries—which Daisy Goodwin first read as a student at Cambridge University—and envelopes the reader in a richly drawn portrait of the early years of her reign. Just after her eighteenth birthday, Victoria is woken one morning with the news that her uncle William IV is dead and she is now the Queen of England. While the men in parliament have doubts about their tiny new queen (who stood only 4′ 11″ tall), Victoria knows exactly what kind of queen she wants to be, and refuses to be anyone’s puppet.
Listen along as Anna Wilson-Jones, who portrays Lady Emma Portman in the television series, reads an excerpt of this stunning new audiobook: