Josephine: The Rose of Martinique

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‘It’s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it’s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn’t want to reach the end’ Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year

One of the most potent icons of female sexuality, Josephine has largely been reduced to an empty cipher, wife to her more famous husband and the butt of one of the oldest jokes around. Yet as Andrea Stuart shows, the girl who grew up on the beautiful island of Martinique endured Caribbean slave revolts, an arranged marriage, and the threat of the guillotine before she even met the man who made her Empress of France. In the grip of turbulent times, Josephine used her intelligence and her allure to forge her way in a Paris that raged and fought and danced its way through revolution and empire. This is the thrilling story of her strength, survival and ultimate transformation.

‘Delightful’ Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

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A potent icon of female sexuality and conversely the butt of a recurring joke, Josephine Bonaparte's life before she met Napoleon was characterized by vice and virtue. Andrea Stuart captures the extraordinary drama of her time and its unique atmosphere and social significance in this penetrating biography.

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'Stuart tells her story well, expertly weaving in the necessary political and historical events' -- Antonia Fraser, Sunday Times

'This biography shines primarily as social history, providing rich portraits of pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary Paris' -- Michele Roberts, Independent

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