DAISY GOODWIN is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter. She is a Harkness Scholar who attended Columbia University's film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, and was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. The creator and screenwriter of the Masterpiece presentation Victoria on PBS, she lives in London
The research is impeccable, the attention to details -- from
protocol to petticoats -- perfect, and it brings the formidable
figure of Victoria to sparkling life.--Sunday Mirror Victoria is
an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the
often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy
Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so
with sensitivity, verve, and wit.
--Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and
A World on Fire, and 2016 Chair of The Man Booker Prize Ms. Goodwin writes deliciously.
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times on The American Heiress A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs, and a dash of People magazine...Superior entertainment.
- Kirkus Reviews (starred) on The American Heiress Gorgeous...the perfect storm of escapism, suspense, romance, and superb historical research.
- The Times (UK) on The Fortune Hunter A luxurious indulgence...Goodwin writes with effortless grace, and her dialogue's subtle wit is delightful.
- Booklist on The Fortune Hunter Narrator Anna Wilson-Jones and author Daisy Goodwin work magic in this captivating historical novel about the tiny queen with a huge personality. -AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner