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Book Thoughts: Queens of Georgian Britain (Catherine Curzon)

Curzon, Catherine - Queens of Georgian Britain


Title: Queens of Georgian Britain
Author: Catherine Curzon
Genre: Non-Fiction / Biography / History
First published: to be published 30 October 2017 by Pen & Sword
Edition: ARC e-book, courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley

This book brings together the four queen consorts of Georgian Britain. Well, one actually never was queen, but she fits in the with the rest quite nicely.

As often is the case with biographies or historical non-fiction I was afraid that it would read like a history school book. Luckily that worry was quickly forgotten. I did not find it dry or stuffy for the most part. Instead, the stories of these queens are well told and I flew through the pages, feeling like I was getting to know them. The author does a great job bringing these women, their husbands, and their respective characters to life.

In this ARC copy there were no portraits or pictures until the very end and I do feel that would have enhanced the reading experience if they were interspersed throughout the text. I assume that will be the case in the printed book.

All in all, a very interesting read.

5 out of 7 stars.