The Lost Diary of Queen Victoria’s Undermaid

The Lost Diary of Queen Victoria’s Undermaid

Alex Parsons


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Flora McTavish was born the same year as Queen Victoria and as the Queen's undermaid is the perfect person to comment on life above and below the stairs in Victorian times.

Scrubber tells all

Newly discovered diaries reveal rather more than should be seen or heard of Queen Victoria! Astonishing details of Victorian life from above and below stairs, faithfully recorded by one of HMQ’s faithful servants.

  • Incredible inventions
  • Passion and politics
  • The Queen and her Empire
  • Albert and Efficiency
  • Death, drains and duty
  • Suds and sea-bathing
  • War and work
  • Exhibitions and excitement
  • And much, much more!

You’ve never read anything like it before!


Alex Parsons:

Alex Parsons is the author of The Lost Diary of Queen Victoria’s Undermaid and two Blyton novelisations for Collins. Alex also writes non-fiction for DK and Watts as well as screen plays, one of which Maggie goes to Hollywood is currently in production in the States.

Alex lives in St Margarets with her husband Ian and daughter Chloe. They also have two older children, Casey-Joe and Thaddeus.