Serving Victoria

Serving Victoria Cover

Serving Victoria

Life in the Royal Household

By Kate Hubbard

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062269911, 417pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

During her 63-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around her a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an unwelcome duty. "Serving Victoria" follows the lives of six members of her household.

About the Author
Kate Hubbard has been a researcher, teacher, and book reviewer. She currently works as a freelance editor. Serving Victoria is her first book to be published in the United States.

Praise For Serving Victoria

“Kate Hubbard’s entertaining book, drawing on the vast pile of correspondence from ladies in waiting, maids of honour and others, paints a picture of court life that is compellingly vivid.”
-The Observer (London)

“Well-written….Fascinating….Both eye opening and thoroughly engaging.”
-Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times (London)

“Compelling....The rhythm of court life at Windsor or Balmoral is the backdrop to a rich human drama, a story of people existing in uneasy intimacy with the royal family.”
-Ben Wilson, Daily Telegraph (London)

“[Hubbard has] plundered a rich vein of fascinating and often new information.”
-Val Hennessy, Daily Mail (London)