Daisy Goodwin is an English television producer and author. She started writing fiction with the publication of The American Heiress and followed that book up with The Fortune Hunter. Both of those books were New York Times Bestsellers and caused her to make the decision to concentrate on writing full time.

Goodwin studied history at Cambridge which gave her a base of knowledge for the Victorian era of London. She would then go on to attend Columbia Film School and after graduation she went to work for the BBC making arts documentaries. She would eventually go to the independent circuit and start her own production company. That company sold to Sony in 2012 and then she decided to try her hand at writing. That led to the first two novels and her getting commissioned to write her first screenplay, Victoria, an 8 part series about the early life of Queen Victoria for ITV and WGBH Masterpiece Theatre.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

My Last Duchess(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortune Hunter(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victoria(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

101 Poems That Could Save Your Life(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
101 Poems to Get You Through the Day and Night(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With)(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Poems To See You Through(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
101 Poems to Keep You Sane(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Duchess's Tattoo(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Silver River(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victoria and Albert(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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The American Heiress was Goodwin’s first novel and it tells the story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s, who finds herself married to the most eligible bachelor in England. The book follows Cora as takes her new title as the Duchess of Wareham as she attempts to navigate the English social scene that is full of traps and betrayals.

Goodwin followed that book up with The Fortune Hunter that follows Empress Elizabeth of Austria who is basically the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. She is known for her beauty, but is feeling unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. While Captain Middleton, the finest horseman in England, is struggling with no hope of buying the horse he needs to win the Grand National. He meets Charlotte Baird, an heiress, and the two are drawn to each other. Things get complicated when Elizabeth joins a hunt with Bay as her guide. The two bond and that bond jeopardizes everyone involved.

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