“Very enjoyable, and a cracking good read. Hibbert brings to vivid life one of the most enigmatic characters in history.” (Mary S. Lovell, author of The Sisters)
“Scholarly, moving, even funny....pulls back the curtain to reveal the hidden side of France's greatest leader.” (Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana)
“Hibbert has a talent for visiting old ground with a fresh eye, and as he crosses the Channel, he does not disappoint.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Napoleon's state of affairs provides good, clean fun.” (Booklist)
“A pleasure, full of well-chosen information and juicy anecdotes.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Entertaining...Hibbert teaches a lesson often ignored in history books: that all humankind is vulnerable in intimate relationships.” (Gateway Heritage)
About the Author
Christopher Hibbert has written many acclaimed historical narratives and biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria and The Days of the French Revolution.