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Gracie and the Emperor

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled by the British to the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena, where he lived out the final six years of his life. This novel for 10- to 14-year-olds imagines the period through the eyes of a young girl, Gracie, whose sad and yearning life is transformed by Napoleon's arrival. Gracie's Chinese mother is dead, and her scowling ... Read full review

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