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Napoleon's Last Island.

Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: Pocket Books 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe Abell; Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe Abell; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 9781501128424 : HRD 1501128426 : HRD
OCLC Number: 953163279
Description: 384 pages

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"From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In Napoleon's Last Island, "master of character development and period detail" (Kirkus Reviews) Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age. Bringing a shadowy period of history to life with a brilliant attention to detail, Keneally tells the untold story of one of Europe's most enigmatic, charismatic, and important figures, and the ordinary British family who dared to forge a connection with him"--

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