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Sherborne: Lucy Worsley Writer and Curator of Historic Palaces

  • Sherborne 8 Cheap Street Sherborne, England, DT9 3PX United Kingdom (map)

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant historian Lucy Worsley. Lucy will be visiting us to talk about her children's books suitable for ages 8- 80. Lucy's talk will be interactive and plenty of time for questions. Lucy will be signing copies of her children's and adults books at the end of the talk.

Tickets £5 available from Winstone's Sherborne. Venue Cheap Street Church

My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley £6.99



'You are my sister now,' Victoria said, quietly and solemnly. 'Never forget it. I love you like a sister, and you are my only friend in all the world.'

Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. 

Miss V's father has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess, which he calls the Kensington System. It governs her behaviour and keeps her locked away from the world. He says it is for the princess's safety, but Victoria herself is convinced that it is to keep her lonely, and unhappy.

Torn between loyalty to her father and her growing friendship with the wilful and passionate Victoria, Miss V has a decision to make: to continue in silence, or to speak out. 

By turns thrilling, dramatic and touching, this is the story of Queen Victoria's childhood as you've never heard it before.

- See more at: Worsley is, by day, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace State Apartments, the Banqueting House in Whitehall, and Kew Palace in Kew Gardens. By night, she is a writer and presenter, most recently author of the Cavalier: a Tale of Passion, Chivalry and Great Houses, described by the Mail on Sunday as 'a remarkable achievement by an immensely talented and innovative historian.' - See more at: