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Horizon Books Hosts Author Gloria Whelan in Traverse City

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July 16, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Horizon Books
243 E Front St
Traverse City, MI United States

Author Gloria Whelan signs Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine at Horizon Books.

Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history.

Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to swim, but can’t quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. (Because, of course, such a sight would compromise her regal dignity.) Fortunately for the water-loving monarch, it’s Prince Albert to the rescue with an invention fit for a queen!

This quirky tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic, and the book includes a picture of the actual bathing machine Prince Albert created.