The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise

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The bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife of Henry VIII returns with an enchanting novel about one of the most seductive women in history: Josephine Bonaparte, first wife of Napoleon. Born on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Josephine had an exotic Creole appeal that would ultimately propel her to reign over an empire as wife of the most powerful man in the world. But her life is a story of ambition and danger, of luck and a ferocious will to survive. Married young to an arrogant French aristocrat who died during the Terror, Josephine also narrowly missed losing her head to the guillotine. But her extraordinary charm, sensuality, and natural cunning helped her become mistress to some of the most powerful politicians in post-Revolutionary France. Soon she had married the much younger General Bonaparte, whose armies garnered France an empire that ran from Europe to Africa and the New World and who crowned himself and his wife Emperor and Empress of France. He dominated on the battlefield, and she presided over the worlds of fashion and glamour. But Josephine's heart belonged to another man--the mysterious, compelling stranger who had won her as a girl in Martinique.

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Carolly Erickson is the bestselling author of many distinguished works of nonfiction and a series of historical entertainments, blending fact and invention. Her historical biographies include The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Her Little Majesty, and Alexandra. She lives in Hawaii.



Margot Dionne is an award-winning audiobook narrator and acclaimed classical actor, appearing at such theaters as the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario, Canada; the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC; the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island; and the Canadian Stage in Toronto. She is currently a professor of acting at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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