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Napoleon's Last Island
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date October 4, 2016
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501128424
ISBN-10 1501128426
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $30.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The bestselling author of Schindler’s List and The Daughters of Mars returns with a remarkable novel about the friendship between a quick-witted young woman and one of history’s most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile on St. Helena—hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “insightful and nimble...consistently fresh and engaging...call[ing] to mind the giants of 19th century fiction.”

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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from Atria Books (October 4, 2016)
9781501128424 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $30.00
About: The bestselling author of Schindler’s List and The Daughters of Mars returns with a remarkable novel about the friendship between a quick-witted young woman and one of history’s most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile on St.
from Hodder & Stoughton (May 19, 2016)
9781473625334 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $29.35
About: Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St.

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