Daisy Goodwin
Poet & Novelist

Daisy Goodwin runs her own independent TV company; is a commentator and columnist for the London Sunday Times; has two children, three dogs, and a husband; and now she has written two novels set in nineteenth-century England. Educated at Cambridge and Columbia Universities, Daisy has been a successful TV producer, creating some of Britain’s most loved and long-lived formats – such as Grand Designs, How Clean is Your House?, and Escape to the Country, as well as producing the hit U.K. version of The Apprentice. After editing eight poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life and 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night), she was described in the British press as “the Nigella Lawson of poetry.” She has presented TV series on poetry and on the enduring appeal of romantic fiction, and won a BAFTA for a show she made about poetry for children. In 2010, she chaired the Orange Prize for the best novel written in English by a woman. Never shy of a headline, Daisy made the front pages of the British newspapers for her comments on the grimness of so many of the contenders: “There are an awful lot of books out there which had not a shred of redemption in them. I’m more of a light and shade person and there does need to be some joy, not just misery”

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St. Martin’s Press

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse.

The Duchess’s TattooThoughts on The American Heiress
St. Martin’s Press

In addition to the short story, "The Duchess Tattoo", it also contains a letter from the author, Daisy Goodwin, on writing THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, an excerpt from "Titled Americans", an authentic quarterly publication from 1890 which listed all of the eligible titled bachelors still on the market, and an excerpt from AN AMERICAN HEIRESS.

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St. Martin’s Griffin

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.

Praise for The American Heiress

"Ms. Goodwin...writes deliciously."
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"A propulsive story of love, manners, culture clash, and store-bought class from a time long past that proves altogether fresh."
- Publishers Weekly

"Top-notch writing....will please fans of historical romance, including book club members.”
– Library Journal (starred review)

"[An] exceptionally thoughtful and stunning historical novel that will leave you reeling and astonished...and give you the urge to re-read it the instant the last page is turned."

"Smart, emotional, entertaining writing....a delicious tale that captivates."
- RT Book Reviews

“Deliciously classy. A story that gallops along, full of exquisite period detail."
- Kate Mosse, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth

"Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...a highly enjoyable and intelligent read."
- The Sunday Times (U.K.)