Description : Drawing upon feminist, anthropological, and postcolonial approaches, Munich searches out the myriad, often contradictory incarnations of Queen Victoria in the minds of her subjects.
Description : An unconventional figure in an age that excluded women from government, Victoria was accorded prominence unavailable to any male monarch. Yet as Adrienne Munich argues in this fascinating work, the originality of the solid, dour icon that was Victoria lay, paradoxically, in her very ordinariness. The first book to fully investigate the influence of this icon of British history, Queen Victoria's Secrets demonstrates the firm grasp the queen held on the cultural imagination of her country, exploring how Victoria created and maintained her royal authority. Gracefully weaving together feminist, anthropological, and postcolonial approaches, Munich searches out the myriad, often contradictory incarnations of the queen in the minds of her people. How did Victoria convincingly maintain her power for forty years after Prince Albert's death, never giving up her identity as a grieving widow? How did Victorian society's reverential treatment of their queen conflate with the monarch's plain, middle class public image? These are some of the secrets Munich examines in her richly detailed work. In demonstrating the subtle but powerful ways in which Victoria performed significant cultural work, Queen Victoria's Secrets goes against the grain of Victoria scholarship, which has tended to overlook the queen's political and cultural centrality. This stylish, accessible portrait will be of great interest to those who are fascinated by the myth-making and secrets of the Victorian age.
Description : Victoria, B.C., situated on picturesque Vancouver Island, is one of the world's most popular cities, and regularly appears in "Conde Nast Traveler's "annual list of top-ten tourist destinations. "Victoria: Secrets of the City "casts a watchful eye over the old colonial city.
Description : This compact book explodes with over ninety images of Victorian debauchery, combined with an elegant, but deliciously dirty text by Dr. Christopher Hart that investigates every nook and cranny of the pulsating underbelly of that proud, upstanding era. A truly Dickensian treat!
Description : An examination of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas, and how parody was used in the culture wars of late-nineteenth-century England.
Description : Ever since she was a young girl, Victoria Justice wanted to be a performer. She was always putting on shows for other people. This love for the stage has won her many amazing opportunities. She has modeled for such big-name brands as Ralph Lauren, Gap, and Banana Republic; and she has appeared in dozens of television commercials. By the age of sixteen, she was starring in her very own television series, Victorious. See how talent, determination, and family support have helped this young actress reach her goals.
Description : Life is a whirlwind of hard work and fun at Appleby Farm, just the way Freya likes it. As her plans for the vintage tea rooms come together, the old timber barn is filled with a merry jumble of teacups and the smell of Auntie Sue’s freshly baked scones. After a visit from Tilly Parker, Freya is beginning to feel like she’s finally found her home. And a surprise birthday treat makes Freya wonder – has love has been under her nose this whole time? As the grand opening of the tea rooms arrives, the pressure is on – especially with greedy property developers sniffing around. Then a secret request poses a new challenge, but it might just be the answer to Freya’s prayers... Appleby Farm is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Freya Moorcroft in love, friendship and a spot of farming. Where The Heart Is is part three. It features some friendly faces who appeared in Cathy's bestselling series, Ivy Lane, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story. Each part of Appleby Farm contains 10 chapters. Praise for Cathy Bramley and Ivy Lane: ‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley ‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton 'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson
Description : It isn't much fun being ill, but Karlie lives in a famous old house full of secrets, so at least now she has time to solve a mystery. When Karlie discovers hidden treasures, she learns about another young girl - just the same age as she is now - who lived in the house more than one hundred years ago.