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Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant

Basu, Shrabani, author.,
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First Vintage Books edition.

History's most unlikely friendship, this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearest companion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of her two great loves, Prince Albert and John Brown, Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen's teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the beginning of the most scandalous decade in Queen Victoria's long reign. As the royal household roiled with resentment, Victoria and Abdul's devotion grew in defiance.

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Macedon Public Library 941.08 BAS (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300591550
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12/09/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Warsaw Public Library 941.081 BAS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52151300297080
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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