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Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland

Cover of Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland

This is the second in Sandra Gulland's trilogy about the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon, following The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B., which I reviewed previously. This novel covers the years 1796-1800, which are full of momentous events in Napoleon's life, including his victories in Italy, his Egyptian campaign, and his seizure of power in a coup d'├ętat. Josephine suffers from the hostility of Napoleon's family and her inability to conceive a child by...