With last years Madame Tussaud, the author of saga favorites like The Heretic Queen left behind Egypt for France. This book is not a sequel to Morans portrait of the celebrated wax sculptor but a re-creation of Napoleons famously bawdy court, focusing on three women: Napoleons stepdaughter, Hortense Beauharnais; his sister Pauline, who bedded everyone, including, quite likely, her brother; and his wife, Marie-Louise, eager to be quit of her capricious husband. Moran draws extensively on the liberal documentation all three women left behind. Lots of publicity.
1809. The French Revolution is over, but the bloodshed in Paris may continue under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Based entirely on primary resources, this recreation details Napoleon Bonaparte's wildly promiscuous courtNand the women who tried to tame it.