Christina, Queen of Sweden:
The Restless Life of a European Eccentric
(Fourth Estate, 2004)

'A stunning debut and an absorbing page-turner. Veronica Buckley writes with immense style, vitality and great humanity. As compelling as the most riveting of novels.' (Alison Weir)

'This is a splendidly robust and colourful account of a remarkable woman and the turbulent age in which she lived. Astonishingly, this is Veronica Buckley's first book. May she write many more.' (Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph)

‘Wonderfully rich and poignant...Queen Christina is peerless.’ (The Guardian)

‘Written with unwavering intelligence and flashes of wit.’ (The Spectator)

'Sparkling...Her book is much less a debut than the highly polished work of a writer who has been thinking about and loving her subject for years, and her enjoyment in the writing of Queen Christina's life is wonderfully translated into our pleasure in reading it.' (Stella Tillyard, Sunday Times)

‘An impressive first biography...Fascinating biographical detail. Buckley has spared no efforts in her research.’ (Antonia Fraser)

'Veronica Buckley has a flair for description and relates this extraordinary life with sympathy and engaging panache.' (John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph).