The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St Helena

Author: Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Biography: General, European History, History Of Other Lands, Travel Writing
Book Format: Paperback

The Emperor's Last Stand is a book about St Helena, an island with a sad, strange history, and about the tangle of stories and myths, absurdities and simple facts that have accumulated around Napoleon and his sojourn here. It follows him through the eyes of those who lived with him, who guarded him, who managed only to catch a brief glimpse of him, alive or dead.It is also a personal account- a description of Julia Blackburn's own journey to St Helena and at the same time a journey through the private memories and associations evoked by the telling of this poignant and curious story.

About Julia Blackburn
Julia Blackburn has written five books of non-fiction - Charles Waterton, Daisy Bates in the Desert, Old Man Goya and With Billie - a family memoir, The Three of Us, which won the 2009 J. R. Ackerley Award, and two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper's Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the author of seventeen short stories specially commisioned by BBC Radio, a selection of which were published in My Animals and Other Family, and four radio plays, including The Spellbound Horses.

(BK-9780099752110)

SKU BK-9780099752110
Barcode # 9780099752110
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Julia Blackburn
Shipping Weight 0.1800kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 1.600m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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