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Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant / Shrabani Basu.

Basu, Shrabani (author.).

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  • 4 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 941.08 Bas (Text) 76893000265325 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 941.08 (Text) 78321000026792 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 941.08.c Basu, Shrabani (Text) 78294000267802 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/29/2017
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 941.081 BAS (Text) 30653001411875 New Adult NoN Fic Checked out 12/20/2017
Osgood PL - Milan Branch 941.08 BAS PB (Text) 39692000927896 New Item Shelves Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 941.081 BAS (Text) 78731000501993 New NF Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 941.081 BAS (Text) 31951004243959 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 01/06/2018

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  • ISBN: 978052543412
  • ISBN: 0525434410
  • Physical Description: 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Agra -- A jubilee present -- An Indian Durbar -- Curries and highlanders -- Becoming the Munshi -- A grant of land -- Indian affairs -- The viceroy receives a Christmas card -- The household conspires -- Rebellion in the ranks -- 'Munshimania' -- Redemption -- Death of a queen -- Last days in Agra -- Endgame.
Summary, etc.: 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. Drawn from secrets closely guarded for more than a century, 'Victoria & Abdul' is an extraordinary and intimate history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English court and an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen. --Cover
Subject: Karim, Abdul, 1863-1909
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Favorites, Royal > Great Britain.
Great Britain > Court and courtiers

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