The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena (Paperback)
A Journey to St. Helena
Vintage, 9780679739371, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 31, 1993
In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helena for a surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
About the Author
Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of nonfiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island, and Daisy Bates in the Desert, and of two novels, The Book of Color and The Leper's Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.