Desiree

Desiree

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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 fiancée 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753821451
  • 9780753821459

About Annemarie Selinko

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.show more

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