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The Resource Napoleon's last island, Tom Keneally

Napoleon's last island, Tom Keneally

Label
Napoleon's last island
Title
Napoleon's last island
Statement of responsibility
Tom Keneally
Title variation
Napoleons last island
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whilst living in exile on St Helena, Napoleon exerted an extraordinary influence on young Betsy Balcombe. How did she get from Napoleon's side to the Australian bush? Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St Helena. They befriended, served and were ruined by their relationship with Napoleon. To redeem the family's fortunes William Balcombe, Betsy's father, betrays Napoleon and accepts a job as the colonial treasurer of NSW, bringing his family with him. William never recovers from the ups and downs of association with Napoleon. His family however flourish in Australia and remain renowned pastoralists in Victoria. Tom Keneally, with his gift for bringing historical stories to life, shares this remarkable friendship and the beginning of an Australian dynasty
Summary
A spirited British girl forges an unexpected bond with Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on the island of Saint Helena during the final years of his life, a relationship that has devastating consequences for her family
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10491219
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe
  • Napoleon Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821
  • Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe
  • Napoleon Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821
  • Napoleon
  • Australian fiction
  • Novel
  • Families
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Saint Helena
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Napoleon's last island, Tom Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Library's N copy (hbk) has original dust-jacket; inscribed "To the readers of the NLA" and signed by the author; N copy (pbk) signed by the author.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055101211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 425 pages
Isbn
9780857984609
Lccn
2015462639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915250101
Label
Napoleon's last island, Tom Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Note
Library's N copy (hbk) has original dust-jacket; inscribed "To the readers of the NLA" and signed by the author; N copy (pbk) signed by the author.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055101211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 425 pages
Isbn
9780857984609
Lccn
2015462639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915250101

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