Jacket for 'The Emperor’s Last Island'


UK – Vintage
Germany - Unionsverlag

The Emperor’s Last Island

By Julia Blackburn

Published Feb 2007

The Emperor’s Last Island is a book about St Helena, an island with a sad, strange history, and about the tangle of stories and myths, absurdities and simple facts that have accumulated around Napoleon and his sojourn here. It is also a personal account: a description of Julia Blackburn’s journey to St Helena and at the same time a journey through the private memories and associations evoked by the telling of this poignant and curious story.

Pure enchantment, stranger than fiction.