|| Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Pt. 1. 'A queen is a very happy woman'. Windsor 1838 -- A scandal and a crisis -- 'Love rules the court' -- Sarah Lyttelton : superintendent of the nursery -- Charlotte Canning : lady of the bedchamber -- 'Gone afloat' -- Osborne -- In the highlands -- 'The object of education' -- Departures -- Mary Ponsonby : maid-of-honour -- Glimpses of abroad -- Three deaths -- pt. 2. 'My heart is utterly and completely broken'. 'Someone to lean on' -- Henry Ponsonby : private secretary -- Balmorality -- Eastern questions and domestic affairs -- James Reid : resident medical attendant -- Randall Davidson : dean of Windsor -- Spring holidays -- Household bothers -- The year of the Munshi -- Accommodating Bipps -- 'A last look' -- Postscript : after Victoria.
|| "Serving Victoria follows the lives of six members of her household, from the governess to the royal children, from her maid of honor to her chaplain and her personal physician."--Dust jacket.