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The Adventures of Alice Laselles by ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA, aged 10 and ¾.

A Children's Story Written and Illustrated by Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

 64 pages

A delightful and unique children's story, which will still enchant and captivate every little princess today.


Cover of Alice Lascelles ©

With an introduction by Jacqueline Wilson

Hardback, 260 x 200 mm, 30 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 909741 18 8

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 10 ¾. 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 coloured in by Victoria herself.

Jacqueline Wilson is one of the nation’s favourite authors and her books are loved and cherished by young readers worldwide. In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

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