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Daisy Goodwin

Autor(a) de The American Heiress

27+ Works 4,784 Membros 273 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Daisy Georgia Goodwin was born on December 19, 1961. She is a British television producer, novelist and poet. After attending Westminster School and Queen's College, London Goodwin studied history at Trinity College, Cambridge and attended Columbia Film School before joining the BBC as a trainee mostrar mais arts producer in 1985. In 1998, she moved to Talkback Productions, and in 2005, founded Silver River Productions. Her first novel, My Last Duchess, was published in the UK in August 2010 and, under the title The American Heiress, in the U.S. and Canada in June 2011. She has also published eight poetry anthologies and a memoir entitled Silver River, and was chairman of the judging panel for the 2010 Orange Prize for women's fiction. In 2014 her title, The Fortune Hunter made The New York Times Best Seller List. Her titles include The Fortune Hunter, My Last Duchess, Bringing Up Baby: The New Mother's Companion and Poems to Last a Lifetime. Television shows that she has worked on include How Clean is Your House, House Doctor, Grand Designs, Your Money or Your Life and Property Ladder. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Daisy Goodwin

The American Heiress (2010) 1,941 exemplares
Victoria (2016) 1,062 exemplares
The Fortune Hunter (2014) 734 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems of Love (1997) — Editor — 225 exemplares
Diva (2023) 90 exemplares
Victoria: The Complete First Season (2013) — Creator & Screenwriter — 62 exemplares
Poems to Last a Lifetime (2004) 30 exemplares
Victoria: The Complete Second Season (2014) — Creator & Screenwriter — 27 exemplares

Associated Works

The Victoria Letters : The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen (2016) — Prefácio — 144 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Goodwin, Daisy
Nome legal
Goodwin, Daisy Georgia
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
University of Cambridge
Columbia Film School
television producer
journalist (mostrar todos 7)
British Broadcasting Corporation
Talkback Productions
Silver River Productions
Orange Prize

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Daisy Georgia Goodwin is an English writer and television producer. She has published several novels and eight anthologies of poetry.



A Novel of a Young Queen
Abcdarian | 74 outras críticas | May 26, 2024 |
Not as good as Victoria, but still a decent read by a good writer.
Abcdarian | 43 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
I read Goodwin's novels in the wrong order, with the latest and best one first (Victoria). I might have liked this one better without the comparison. The writing was good, but the characters were quite unappealing, the plot a bit muddy, and the end too rushed to feel satisfying.
Abcdarian | 119 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Daisy Goodwin owes Maria Callas a posthumous apology - not to mention Tina Onassis, Grace Kelly, Winston Churchill, Lee Radziwill and various other real life names with more skill and personality in their headstones than the author. I will admit that I only knew of Callas as the woman scorned by that repulsive hairy toad Onassis, who (let's be honest) bought all the women in his life, but she didn't deserve this treatment. With fictional biographers like this, who needs enemies? The author's note at the start of the novel should have been more along the lines of 'abandon hope all ye who enter' rather than 'I played with the timeline for dramatic effect, teehee'.

Apart from the clunky and amateur writing ('jumping up and down in excitement like an excited child'), I'm not even sure what image of Maria Callas Goodwin was trying to convey - do we admire her for building her natural talent into fame and fortune, as opposed to 'women with no direction beyond finding a man to finance their lifestyle'? Pity her for throwing away her independence on a womanising slick of oil like Onassis, which is somehow different to his teenage first wife or Jackie Kennedy and her sister, because Callas was a 'real woman' who only wanted to make her man happy? I honestly thought I was reading an ode to Onassis written by a male author - Maria's life story is defined by the few years she wasted on him, and he is the only person to receive fair treatment in the whole book. Even Grace Kelly, who is portrayed as a bitter drunk flirting with Onassis when in reality she had taste enough to hate him, is thrown under the bitchy bus. 'All I have done is smile and wave and have a couple of kids,' Goodwin actually has the Princess of Monaco tell Maria - which is a bad thing, despite the fact that Grace Kelly was also a self-made working woman before she married, because ... Well, I lose track. Maybe because she didn't get to marry Ari and have his children (which Maria didn't either, despite the rumours that Goodwin obviously latched onto)? I actually threw up a little in my mouth when Grace Kelly was rebuffed by Onassis - 'Grace was beautiful, and he could see the wickedness underneath the porcelain skin, but at this moment she left him cold.' Please!

Listen, Maria Callas made one big - or rather, short and squat - mistake in her life, but she was a real woman with incredible talent. Here, she and all of the other personalities in her life, apart from Onassis of course, are reduced to caricatures. How any author can suck the life out of people who actually lived documented lives is beyond me, but I think Goodwin started her research with Wikipedia as a checklist and then turned history into a soap opera. The bubble-headed first wife who deserved to lose her meal ticket - despite coming from a wealthy family herself - because she didn't love her cheating husband enough The calculating actress turned princess who wants the best of both worlds and throws herself at a man with gold taps on his yacht in the presence of her husband. The blameless bimbo who is better than the other actress because she too came from nothing and is therefore portrayed as a victim. The 'stick insect' women out for what they can get, despite maintaining a svelte figure being some kind of achievement in other women who also steal husbands. Not forgetting the mercenary first husband who 'admired Callas the great diva and not Maria the woman' and couldn't give his infertile wife a child.

I'm sorry for contributing to the author's gold coins, Madame Callas, even if I only paid 99p. You and every woman slated in this book deserve far better.
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AdonisGuilfoyle | 12 outras críticas | Apr 12, 2024 |



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