Napoleon & Josephine
'To live through Josephine -
Theirs was an attraction of opposites. The couple suited each other very well, with Josephine's charm and languor serving as an excellent foil for Napoleon's brusqueness and energy. Throughout his spectacular rise to power and years of triumph, Josephine proved a graceful and accomplished consort.
Yet their relationship was anything but tranquil. Besotted by Josephine during the
early years of their marriage, Napoleon -
Theo Aronson, well known for his incisive and readable royal biographies, has found
the ideal subject in the story of Napoleon and Josephine. By incorporating all the
recent findings on the couple -
'I found it totally absorbing . . . a thoroughly enjoyable book from start to finish.'
Auberon Waugh on The King in Love
'In Mr Aronson we recognise at once an expert practitioner in the art of royal historical biography.'
Douglas Hurd, The Spectator
'Theo Aronson has proved himself to be one of the most prolific, gifted and popular chroniclers of royalty to emerge since the war.'
'His writing is bright with intelligence and human wisdom ... very highly recommended.'
C. P. Snow
'He has a feeling for the period and he writes with an eloquent and smiling simplicity.'
The New Yorker
'Aronson is a skilful narrator and... writes with elegance.'
Kenneth Rose, Sunday Telegraph