Napoleon's Last Island

Description

On the island of St Helena in the south Atlantic ocean, Napoleon spends his last years in exile. It is a hotbed of gossip and secret liaisons, where a blind eye is turned to relations between colonials and slaves. The disgraced emperor is subjected to vicious and petty treatment by his captors, but he forges an unexpected ally: a rebellious British girl, Betsy, who lives on the island with her family and becomes his unlikely friend. Based on fact, Napoleon's Last Island is the surprising story of one of history's most enigmatic figures and a British family who dared to associate with him. It is a tale of vengeance, duplicity and loyalty, and of a man whose charisma made him dangerous to the end.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas Keneally
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
131 x 197 x 29mm | 316g
Publication date
06 Oct 2016
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Sceptre
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1473625351
ISBN13
9781473625358
Bestsellers rank
110,383