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Napoleon's last island / Thomas Keneally.

Keneally, Thomas (author.).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print basic series.
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Fayette Co PL - Connersville LGPT KEN (Text) 39230031951013 Adult Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF KEN (Text) 33187004133266 Large Print Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP KEN (Text) 70743000146580 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F KEN (Text) 70621000213058 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse FIC KEN LARGE PRINT (Text) 50577011063324 Adult Large Print Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial LP FIC KENEALLY, THOMAS (Text) 33946003159592 Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410495914
  • ISBN: 1410495914
  • Physical Description: 685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.

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From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In Napoleon's Last Island, "master of character development and period detail" (Kirkus Reviews) Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age. Bringing a shadowy period of history to life with a brilliant attention to detail, Keneally tells the untold story of one of Europe's most enigmatic, charismatic, and important figures, and the ordinary British family who dared to forge a connection with him.
Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 > Fiction.
Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe, -1871 > Fiction.
Families > Saint Helena > Fiction.
British > Saint Helena > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION / Historical.
Saint Helena > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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