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The incredible rise and unbelievable fall of Josephine, a mistress, courtesan and Revolutionary heroine whose energy and ambition has often been overshadowed by Napoleon's military might. Historian Kate Williams, author of Becoming Queen, tells Josephine's searing story of sexual obsession, politics and surviving as a woman in a man's world.

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Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. She fell in love with history whilst studying for her BA and DPhil at the University of Oxford and has MAs from Queen Mary and Royal Holloway. She is a Professor of History and appears regularly on television - she recently presented The Stuarts, is the in-house historian and royal expert for CNN, and has appeared on programmes from The Great British Bake Off to election coverage and comedy panel shows. She has written five historical biographies and a series of historical novels, and loves nothing more than a spending her time in dusty archives.

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"Kate Williams' entrancing biography of Josephine is a sparkling account of this most fallible and endearing of women." * Daily Mail *
"Williams is the Cole Porter of 18th century history. Her serious and thorough investigation is presented in an accessible and playful way." * The Times *
"A whirlwind tour of French history." -- Virginia Rounding * Telegraph *
"Scintillating . . . Williams illuminates [Josephine's character] with skill." * Country Life *

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