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Desiree (Paperback)

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Perhaps the most successful historical romance since GONE WITH THE WIND, DESIREE is the bestselling novel of Napoleon's first love. All the passions and intrigues of Bonaparte's court are seen through the eyes of a silk merchant's daughter from Marseilles, a young woman who became Napoleon's fiancee and, ultimately, the Queen of Sweden. 'An astonishing story told with verve and a swift, fluent and deeply feminine charm. The Napoleonic background is vivid and accurate' Evening Standard First published in 1953.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 18/07/2002 ISBN-13: 9781842125212  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in 1914. She was a successful journalist and novelist. In 1938 she moved to Copenhagen, and subsequently lived in Stockholm, Paris and London, before returning to Copenhagen. Desiree was a huge best-seller with over a million copies sold and in 1956 was turned into a film starring Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons. Annemarie Selinko died in Copenhagen in 1986.

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When I was growing up I read many historical novels written for girls, but this story of Desirée Clary, the silk-merchant’s daughter who loves Napoleon but marries Bernadotte, shook me out of assuming heroes had to be handsome and marriages had to last for ever; it also sharpened my liking for novels about the rise of famous men (and women).

Lindsey Davis - 20/03/2012

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