The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.
Airing in the Downton Abbey slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, Victoria captivated millions of viewers, eclipsing Downton's first-season viewership and leaving its audience eager for the series's next season, which will focus on Victoria and Albert's passionate and tempestuous marriage.
This official tie-in to the show, by creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, featuring never-before-seen interviews, photos, diary entries, profiles on all major characters, and sumptuous detail on the costumes and props that bring Victoria and Albert's world to vivid life. Victoria and Albert follows this extraordinary relationship between two very different people—she impulsive, emotional, capricious; he cautious, self-controlled, and logical—whose devotion to each other was unparalleled in royal history.
Taking fans deeper into the world of Victoria than ever before, Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair is the ultimate gift for devotees of the show.
An interesting companion piece
There is not much to this book. It is primarily a look book for the second season of the BBC/WGBH Masterpiece program filled with background of both the characters and to a lesser extent the actors who played them. In Daisy Goodwin’s own voice, she consistently turns back to Victoria’s own diaries to prove the integration and interpretations she has made in the screenplay.
And that is how I will leave it. The photography and historical references are compliments as well as proofs. Recommended for those who (have) watch(ed) the Victoria on Masterpiece seasons one and two. For those who haven’t, my suggestion is read the first biography by Daisy Goodwin, and save this one for after it. 4/5
Not what I was expecting
After reading Victoria I was hooked and was hoping for an equally entertaining book. There is not much to this for the $15 price tag nothing like the first novel. This is truely about the filming of the tv show.