This years Chiswick Book Festival began in the Burlington Pavilion in the splendid surroundings of Chiswick House & Gardens, which Queen Victoria herself visited. A.N. Wilson, author of the biography Victoria: A Life, and Daisy Goodwin, writer of the popular ITV series Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman, explore the surprising contrasts between the Queen’s public and private lives.

We spoke to A.N. Wilson, Daisy Goodwin and one of the show’s actresses, Anna Wilson-Jones, and also caught up with event sponsor Alistair Bown (of Bown & Build), who elightened us on Chiwick’s many Victorian properties. The event can be watched in full below.


Full Talk:


Interview with A.N. Wilson:


Interview with Daisy Goodwin:


Interview with Anna Wilson-Jones:


Interview with Alistair Bown:

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