The Adventures Of Alice Laselles By Alexandrina Victoria
illustrations by Cristina Pieropan
A children's story written and illustrated by Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria wrote this charming story about the adventures of Alice Laselles at Miss Duncombe's school for girls, and the mystery of who put the cat in Miss Duncombe's kitchen, when she was just 10¾. This tiny gem in its little red notebook is now kept safe in the Royal Archives. It is published here for the very first time, and is illustrated with characters created from Victoria's own collection of paper dolls, drawn for her by her governess and then delicately colored in by Victoria herself. A delightful and unique children's story, which will still enchant and captivate every little princess today. With an introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.
“A story written by Queen Victoria when she was 10 years old is has been published for the first time, revealing the vivid imagination of a little girl who dreamed about life beyond the palace walls.”
The Daily Telegraph
“Such is the surpassing delicacy of its illustration and the prettiness of its binding—not to mention the ambitious elegance of its prose—that it is likely to interest even those readers who know little of Victoria or her era.”
Wall Street Journal
“The giddy pace is part of the charm, offering a fascinating glimpse into Queen Victoria's ten-year-old mind.”
Mail On Sunday