The Secret Life Of Mrs Beeton - 2006 - 7/10
During Victoria’s reign, Isabella Beeton created “The Book of Household Management,” cookbook and overall go-to Bible for generations.
Her life was not all plummy, however. She suffered several miscarriages, was in debt most of her married life, and died at age 28.
In fact, the film opens with her cheekily observing her own funeral.
Anna Madeley makes a very beguiling and saucy Mrs Beeton, though one of the film’s major revelations is perhaps speculation.
Breezy bio, do not expect focused social criticism.
The Beeton book, by the way, is available at amzn-co-uk and currently darned cheap … 50p USED! Or .00 if Kindle!