From The Telegraph:
A story written by Queen Victoria when she was 10 years old is to be published for the first time, revealing the vivid imagination of a little girl who dreamed about life beyond the palace walls.
The Adventures of Alice Laselles is the charming tale of a girl sent away to boarding school against her will. There is a wicked stepmother, a one-eyed French orphan and a dog called Frisk who dines on buttered toast.
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The young Victoria wrote the story as an exercise in English composition. Set down in a red notebook, it was later stored in the Royal archives at Windsor Castle where its existence was known only to a select few.
It will be published on June 8, with the author billed by her full name as “Alexandrina Victoria, aged 10 and ¾”.
The illustrations incorporate paper dolls that Victoria made with her governess, Baroness Louise Lehzen. The original dedication reads: “To my dear Mamma, this my first attempt at composition is affectionately and dutifully inscribed by her affectionate daughter, Victoria.”
The afterword to the book explains: “Lots of children make up friends who are invisible to everyone else, but Victoria made up a whole school full of them.”
Victoria grew up in Kensington Palace following her father’s early death and referred to her childhood as “rather melancholy”. She mixed with few children of her own age, and aged nine was bereft when her half-sister, Princess Feodora, left home to marry a German prince.
Link to the rest at The Telegraph and thanks to Sadie for the tip.