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The Secret Life of Josephine

(2007)
Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
A novel by

 
 
The bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife of Henry VIII returns with an enchanting novel about one of the most seductive women in history: Josephine Bonaparte, first wife of Napoleon.

Born on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Josephine had an exotic Creole appeal that would ultimately propel her to reign over an empire as wife of the most powerful man in the world. But her life is a story of ambition and danger, of luck and a ferocious will to survive. Married young to an arrogant French aristocrat who died during the Terror, Josephine also narrowly missed losing her head to the guillotine. But her extraordinary charm, sensuality, and natural cunning helped her become mistress to some of the most powerful politicians in post-Revolutionary France. Soon she had married the much younger General Bonaparte, whose armies garnered France an empire that ran from Europe to Africa and the New World and who crowned himself and his wife Emperor and Empress of France. He dominated on the battlefield and she presided over the worlds of fashion and glamor. But Josephine's heart belonged to another man--the mysterious, compelling stranger who had won her as a girl in Martinique.

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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
ISBN: 0-312-36735-X / 978-0-312-36735-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
ISBN: 1-906217-53-X / 978-1-906217-53-2 (UK edition)
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secret Life of Josephine, The
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
ISBN: 1-4299-4329-7 / 978-1-4299-4329-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
ISBN: 0-312-38609-5 / 978-0-312-38609-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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January 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
ISBN: 0-7322-8709-X / 978-0-7322-8709-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson PhD
ISBN: 0-7927-5014-4 / 978-0-7927-5014-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise
Author(s): Carolly Erickson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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