The Secret Life of Josephine
Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author: Carolly Erickson
The bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife of Henry VIII returns with an enchanting novel about the ambitious, amoral, vulnerable woman who became the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Fashion icon, leader of France's society in the turbulent years of the guillotine and the bloody Napoleonic Wars, the alluring Josephine was a tough survivor—yet she also had a gentle, haunting quality that made her irresistible to her contemporaries, especially to the mysterious, compelling stranger from Martinique who captured her heart.
St. Martin's Griffin
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“Rollicking good fun.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Erickson has a deft hand with psychological portraiture and historical detail. She strips away the romantic idealism with which the empress's life is often distorted.” —PublishersWeekly.com
“Fans…will enjoy this latest concoction.” —Library Journal