'On Napolean's desk there was a death sentence waiting to be signed, and I was going to say to him - well, what was I going to say to him?One could no longer talk to him as one talks to ordinary people.....
All the passions and intrigues of Bonaparte's court are seen through the eyes of the merchant's daughter from Marseilles, a young woman who became Napolean's fiancee and, ultimately, the Queen of Sweden.
'An astounding story told with verve, and a swift, fluent and deeply feminine charm. The Napoleonic background is vivid and accurate' - Evening Standard
'The most fascinating historical novel since 'Gone With The Wind.' - Boston Post
- Debolina Raja Gupta