Tales of Passion Tales of Woe

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Tales of Passion Tales of Woe

By Sandra Gulland

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684856070, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 1999

"Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe" is the much-awaited sequel to Sandra Gulland's highly acclaimed first novel, "The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B."
Beginning in Paris in 1796, the saga continues as Josephine awakens to her new life as Mrs. Napoleon Bonaparte. Through her intimate diary entries and Napoleon's impassioned love letters, an astonishing portrait of an incredible woman emerges. Gulland transports us into the ballrooms and bedrooms of exquisite palaces and onto the blood-soaked fields of Napoleon's campaigns. As Napoleon marches to power, we witness, through Josephine, the political intrigues and personal betrayals -- both sexual and psychological -- that result in death, ruin, and victory for those closest to her.

About the Author
SANDRA GULLAND was raised and educated in Berkeley, California, immigrating to Canada in 1970. She is the author of The Josephine B. Trilogy, which has sold over 75,000 copies in Canada and has been published worldwide to great success. Gulland spent many years researching Mistress of the Sun, and in the interest of perfecting the book s rich details, she acquired a library of over 200 books on the Louis XIV period, rode horseback for a week in France s Loire Valley (45 km a day) and spent a silent stay in a convent. Sandra Gulland and her husband live half the year near Killaloe, Ontario, and half in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Praise For Tales of Passion Tales of Woe

Alison Weir author of The Children of Henry VIII An often-moving book that keeps the reader in a happy state of constant anticipation.

Nancy Wigston The Toronto Star Sandra Gulland's second installment of her history of Josephine, Empress of France, is that rare phenomenon: a second novel even better than the first.

Faith Sullivan author of The Cape Ann Shrewd and engaging...moving, entertaining, conscientiously researched, and, yes, fun.

Diane Schoemperlen winner of the 1998 Governor General's Award for Fiction Utterly mesmerizing...a seamless blend of fact and fiction that moves historical fiction to a whole new level.

Merilyn Simonds Montreal Gazette Everything a reader could hope for and more...