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Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland
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Dec 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

I had to remind myself that the french are much more open about physical relationships and art forms than I. However, I find myself being able to excuse that in exchange for historical information and a book that can capture a variety of emotions from me. This book found all my emotions; I laughed, chuckled at sarcastic remarks, gasped at the cruelty of family, cried at some of Josephine's misfortunes, heartaches and reliefs. I fell in love with both Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte. I have read books on the English perspective of the French Revolution but until now hadn't read anything explaining the French side. I had also been under the impression that the French people didn't really want Napoleon as a leader but felt they didn't have anyone else to choose from. When he was first a general that might have been the case but the poeple grew to love him, as did Josephine.
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December 11, 2010 – Started Reading
December 11, 2010 – Shelved
December 18, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
December 18, 2010 – Finished Reading

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