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Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia
Victoria-book
Book information
Author Anna Kirwan
Series The Royal Diaries
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date November 1, 2001[1]
Pages 219
ISBN 9780439215985
Book in series 9
Prequel
Sequel
Film
Preceded by Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South
Followed by Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country

Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia is a fictional diary about Victoria in The Royal Diaries series. The book was published in November 2001. It was written by Anna Kirwan.

DedicationEdit

"For my aunts and uncles"

Book descriptionEdit

"29 May
...I had to kiss His Majesty's hand. Really, one kisses the air over his hand, and that's a good thing, for he's so glistening with lotions and powders to cover the liver spots on his skin, which he hates... Aunt Soap says he was a beautiful lad when he was young. "Prinny was the handsomest Prince ever. His curls were the colour of honey on toast, like that red-gold Russian sable the Princess de Lieven wears." Now, unfortunately, his beauty has quite fled. Perhaps he does wear a corset, as I once heard Lady C. remark—though I can't see that it does much good. (I'm sure she would be shocked to know I overheard. But I do wonder why so many people seem to think a young person's ears do not work unless they are instructed to by some adult.)
"

PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia characters

AuthorEdit

Main article: Anna Kirwan

AcknowledgementsEdit

"I am grateful for the encouragement and assistance of many friends and poets. Michael Wolff has been especially useful, as usual. Jane Yolen and David Stemple mended a wing for me. Ellie Cook, sine qua non. Wise and patient Ginger Knowlton, patient and wise Sonia Black, panic averting Danielle Denega; AWA ears eyes hearts; mes delices, Korena, Max, Rob; Elizabeth, Karen, Mary-Beth, Susan, Bill,—Thank you."

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v - e - dMy Story (UK)
Girls

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Mill Girl | Transported | Bloody Tower | Mayflower | Suffragette | Slave Girl
Anne Boleyn and Me | Victorian Workhouse | War Nurse | The Queen's Spies | Princess of Egypt | Pompeii
Road to War | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War | The Fall of the Blade | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline

Boys

Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Armada | Crimea | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Agincourt | Waterloo
Flying Ace | D-Day | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | U-Boat Hunter | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | The Sweep's Boy
The Storm to Come | Pyramid of Secrets

My Royal Story

Egyptian Princess | Bloody Tower | Victoria | Anastasia | Anne Boleyn and Me | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots | Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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