THE EMPEROR'S LAST ISLAND by Julia Blackburn

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In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad 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 Julia Blackburn

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Julia Blackburn has written five books of non-fiction - Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island, 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, which is due to be broadcast in 2011.
 
Published October 10, 2012 by Vintage. 277 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Described by the author as a place ``further away from anywhere than anywhere else in the world,'' St. Helena is an island, ten-and-one-half miles long and six miles wide, located in the middle of the South Atlantic, on whichNapoleon spent the last six years of his life in exile (1815-1821).

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