Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

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Simon and Schuster, May 4, 2002 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - runaway84 - LibraryThing

Book #2 in the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy. This installment picks up where the last one left off: the day after Napoleon and Josephine's wedding in 1796. It ends at the beginning of 1800 when ... Read full review

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User Review  - xicanti - LibraryThing

The second volume of Sandra Gulland’s Josephine B. Trilogy traces Josephine’s life from her marriage to Napoleon through to his coup d’etat and appointment as First Consul of France. I’m pleased to ... Read full review

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Contents

Marie Antoinette spirit
1
Our Lady of Victories
3
La Regina
71
Profiteer
143
Lobbyist
207
Conspirator
273
Angel of Mercy
313
Chronology
353
Characters
357
Selected Bibliography
363
Notes
367
Acknowledgements
369
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About the author (2002)

Sandra Gulland is the author of  Mistress of the Sun; The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.; Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe; and The Last Great Dance on Earth. She lives in Killaloe, Ontario, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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