The late Deirdre Murphy was senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces, curator of Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace, and chairman of the Costume Society of Great Britain.
Rare and unpublished images include a photograph of Victoria as a baby, a wax bust of her aged nine - particularly lifelike with painted features and real hair - and a sketch of her aged 11 -Dalya Alberge, The Telegraph Here is a wonderful collection of visual source material, too, a beguiling enhancement to an admirable and enjoyable study of the young Victoria -Matthew Dennison, Country Life It's beautifully presented, but doesn't skimp on historical analysis - History Revealed (Visual Book Of The Month) [An] elegant book [. . .] It is enlivened by a huge number of well-selected - and largely unfamiliar - illustrations -William Laffan, World of Interiors