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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

#6 in our new regular feature that offers up staff-selected recommendations for your consideration.

Victoria by Daisy GoodwinLet’s see…do you like Historical Fiction? England? Royalty? Masterpiece Theater? Fun Reads?

If you only choose one from that list then you will like Victoria: A novel of a young queen by Daisy Goodwin. Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which Ms. Goodwin started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, the book brings the young nineteenth-century monarch who would go on to reign for 63 years richly to life.

The television version of this book will start on PBS January 15, but reading the book is a walk back in to history for me. And a perfect warm read on these cold days.


Nancy’s first job was as a page in the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence, NY. Her love of reading brought her back to libraries and she has now worked at the Fanwood Memorial Library for over 13 years. Nancy wears many hats here at the library including planning and supervising of adult and teen programming, other YA and teen activities, book selection and buying, working behind the circulation desk and more. Her hobbies include baking, and she once won the NJN Chocolate bake-off contest for her famous “La Grande Park Ice Skating Rink Cookies". If you see her walking to work, or at the library, say hi... and ask her for that recipe).