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Daisy Goodwin is an English author and producer that is best known for the TV show ‘Victoria’. Born in 1961 in London, Daisy’s father (Richard B Goodwin) is a film producer. Her mother (Jocasta Innes) is an interior decorator. Jason Goodwin, her half brother, is a writer. Her father adopted him.
Order of Victoria Series
|1||Victoria||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Victoria and Albert - A Royal Love Affair||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Daisy Goodwin Standalone Novels
|1||My Last Duchess / The American Heiress||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||The Fortune Hunter||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Diva||2024||Description / Buy|
Order of Daisy Goodwin Poetry Collections
|1||101 Poems That Could Save Your Life (Short Story)||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||101 Poems to Keep You Sane||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||101 Poems to Help You Understand Men||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||101 Poems to Get You Through the Day||2003||Description / Buy|
|5||Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With)||2003||Description / Buy|
|6||Poems To Last A Lifetime||2004||Description / Buy|
|7||Essential Poems For The Way We Live Now||2005||Description / Buy|
|8||Essential Poems For Children||2005||Description / Buy|
|9||Off By Heart||2009||Description / Buy|
|10||100 Poems To See You Through||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Daisy Goodwin Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Duchess's Tattoo (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Daisy Goodwin Non-Fiction Books
|1||Silver River||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Bringing Up Baby||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of The Nation's Favourite Poems Series
|1||The Nation's Favourite Poems: Book 1||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||The Nation's Favourite Love Poems||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||The Nation's Favourite: Comic Poems||1998||Description / Buy|
|4||The Nation's Favourite Animal Poems||2001||Description / Buy|
|5||The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems||2001||Description / Buy|
|6||The Nation's Favourite Poems of Remembrance||2003||Description / Buy|
|7||More Nation's Favourite Poems||2004||Description / Buy|
One of the most memorable aspects of Daisy’s childhood was the creativity that surrounded her. It did not come as much of a surprise when she ultimately went into the arts, taking an interest in poetry, history, television, and the like.
She attended Queen’s College (London), Westminister School, Trinity College (Cambridge), and Columbia Film School. Her time at the BBC started in 1985 after the Harkness Scholar joined the company as a trainee.
She was a television assistant producer in the arts before playing the role of producer-director. She left the BBC for a bit in 1989 (her contract was not renewed) but then she returned in 1992. Some of the BBC projects that bear her fingerprints include ‘Bookmark’, ‘Omnibus’, and ‘Bookworm’ which she created.
Following her departure from the BBC, she worked at Talkback Productions for a while before finally starting Silver River Productions, a company that Sony bought in 2012. Some of her more notable achievements include discovering Lucy Worsley, compiling numerous poetry anthologies, and chairing the Judges for the ‘Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction’ in 2010.
On the personal front, Daisy is married to Marcus Wilford. Her relationship with the television executive has produced two daughters. She attracted some attention when she claimed in 2017 that her visit to 10 Downing Street had been marred by a civil servant who touched her inappropriately. She chose to keep the identity of the civil servant in question hidden.
‘My Last Duchess’, Daisy’s first novel was published in 2010. Renamed ‘The American Heiress’ for American and Canadian audiences, it paved the way for the author to write more novels featuring the strong figures from history that inspired her.
She counts the likes of Edith Wharton, Henry James, Daphne du Maurier, and Sarah Waters among her favorite authors. She is known more for her work on ‘Victoria’ than anything else. She wrote a novel of the same name and then created and penned the TV series which chronicles the reign of Victoria who ascended to the British throne at 18.
Daisy Goodwin’s fascination with Queen Victoria began when she read her diaries. She was expecting the ramblings of an old stuffy woman. But Victoria sounded just like any other contemporary girl, one with fears and anxieties that the modern woman could understand.
This compelled Daisy to bring the historical figure’s reign to life. The author does a lot of research for her stories, interviewing experts and reading all first-hand accounts she can find of the figures she wants to explore.
Daisy Goodwin Books into Movies
Parts of ‘Victoria’, the ITV show were based on ‘Victoria’, the novel that Daisy Goodwin wrote.
Best Daisy Goodwin Books
Daisy has astounded her fans with her ability to run a company, contribute articles to newspapers, care for her family, and write for a TV show whilst also publishing novels, with some of the best titles in her bibliography including:
The American Heiress: At the turn of the 20th Century, Cora Cash was on a journey abroad to find a husband whose status would make him a suitable match for Cora’s hand in marriage. Cora was already rich. But she was still caught off guard by the pace at which her life changed.
Suddenly, she was wife to Ivo, England’s most eligible bachelor, which made her the Duchess of Wareham. Though, life as a Duchess isn’t quite what everyone thinks it is. Despite his withdrawn and secretive ways, Ivo isn’t the only problem on Cora’s plate. She must come to terms with the fact that there are things money cannot buy.
Victoria: People thought they knew what to expect when William IV died and Alexandrina Victoria came to power. She was simply too small in stature, and she had lived a sheltered life under her controlling mother. She was the furthest thing from a commanding figure, a ruler, or so everyone thought.
Only eighteen at the time, when she finally came to power, Victoria surprised everyone by taking charge of her throne, her household, and the country.
When Does The Next Daisy Goodwin book come out?
The next book by Daisy Goodwin is Diva and will be released on January, 23rd 2024.