At the turn of the nineteenth century, Napoleon and his beloved Josephine inhabit the Tuileries Palace.
During the years they have been married it has been a time of extraordinary turmoil and triumph; a time of hope and disappointment in their desire for a child.
Support for the First Consul has never been more ecstatic in the streets and in the Republic, but the machinations of the old regime mean the lives of Bonaparte and all those around him are in constant danger. And never more so than when Bonaparte becomes Emperor and Josephine his Empress.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, tables, facsimiles
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/07/2001
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780747261926
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Review by littlebookworm
Wonderful. I can find no flaws in any part of this trilogy. The life of Josephine pulls the reader along easily, with Gulland's beautiful, simple prose to back it up. She evokes real feelings towards these characters, drawing them as humans (when they deserve it). Josephine and Napoleon have come alive to me as never before. These three books fit together so well that they should be read in a row in order to gain the full effect.This book is flawless, and I cannot describe it, or recommend it, any better than that.
Review by mbmackay
The final volume of the magnificent Josephine & Bonaparte trilogy. Wonderful historical fiction writing.Read April 2004