Gracie and the Emperor
Gracie's simple life on St Helena is changed dramatically when the defeated 'Emperor' Napoleon is brought as a prisoner to the island that is further from anywhere than anywhere else in the world. Charming historical story for 10 to 14 year olds.
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Alice Kendrew asked Gracie Balcombe beside Betsy boarding house Bonaparte's Boney bracelet Briars brother buggy busy called Dear Hester door dress emperor England English everlasting seeds eyes face father French garden Geranium girl Gracie felt Gracie heard Gracie knew Gracie looked Gracie saw Gracie stared Gracie wanted Gracie wondered Gracie's grey hair hand head hello horses inkwell Isaac island Jamestown Jess Kitty lawn leaned leave licorice Limpsfield Longwood House marquee miss mother Napoleon Bonaparte never night nodded path Pavilion peered Peggy Pierre porridge Porteous Pratt pulled ride rock Rose Samuel say goodbye seen sentry ship shook shoulders shrugged sighed smiled someone sorry St Helena stood stopped street suppose talk Taverner tell There's things thought Gracie Toby told tomorrow took turned voice waiting walked watched waved What's wild goats William Kendrew