More Leaves From the Journal of A Life in the Highlands From 1862 to 1882
1884. After the death of Prince Albert and the beginning of her long period of mourning, Victoria withdrew from public view. But she did not wholly vanish from public life, for she reappeared as an author through her published accounts of the world around Balmoral, her Scottish retreat and the backdrop for her great friendship with John Brown. The theme of the book is described Queen Victoria as how her sad and suffering heart was soothed and cheered by the excursions and incidents it recounts.
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