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Napoleon's last island
Napoleon's last island
Keneally, Thomas, 1935-2015
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Whilst living in exile on St Helena, Napoleon exerted an extraordinary influence on young Betsy Balcombe. How did she get from Napoleon's side to the Australian bush? Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St Helena. They befriended, served and were ruined by their relationship with Napoleon. To redeem the family's fortunes William Balcombe, Betsy's father, betrays Napoleon and accepts a job as the colonial treasurer of NSW, bringing his family with him. William never recovers from the ups and downs of association with Napoleon. His family however flourish in Australia and remain renowned pastoralists in Victoria.
Main title:
Napoleon's last island / Tom Keneally.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia, 2015.©2015
Collation:
ix, 425 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9780857984609 (hardback)9780857984616 (paperback)
Dewey class:
A823.3
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionKENEOnloan - Due: 03 Mar 2020
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionKENEAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionKENEOnloan - Due: 13 Mar 2020
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