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The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson
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Oct 20, 07

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Read in October, 2007

It was an enjoyable FICTIONAL book. In no way should this be considered historical fiction as ABSOLUTELY nothing was truthful except Josephine was married to Napoleon. I was surprised to have finished and read the author state NOTHING she wrote about actually happened. How is that historical fiction regarding a high profile figure?
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Meaghan Well, she did say "this is historical entertainment, not a historical novel."

And more things besides her marriage to Napoleon are absolutely true. Josephine was born and raised in Martinique, she did have the two kids, she was married to Alexandre, she did have loads of sexual affairs, she did narrowly escape execution, etc.


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