In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helena for a surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. “A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
About the Author
Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of nonfiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor’s Last Island, and Daisy Bates in the Desert, and of two novels, The Book of Color and The Leper’s Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.
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Emperor's Last Island based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Although the focal point of the book concerns the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte and the final six years of his life, Mrs. Blackburn also tells of her own unique experiences when she visited St Helena in the early 90's. From the island's first Portguese visitors in 1502 up till modern times, St Helena has an elaborate and colorful history. I invite you to read the story of the island that is 'further away from anywhere then anywhere else on earth.'