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by Keneally, Tom

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TitleNapoleon's last island
Author / Responsible partyKeneally, Tom
GenreAustralian fiction, Historical fiction.
TopicsAustralian fiction, Historical fiction. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Families -- Australia. Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St Helena. They befriended, served and were ruined by their relationship with Napoleon. To redeem the family's fortunes William Balcombe, Betsy's father, betrays Napoleon and accepts a job as the colonial treasurer of NSW, bringing his family with him. William never recovers from the ups and downs of association with Napoleon. His family however flourish in Australia and remain renowned pastoralists in Victoria.

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System control numberS15858
NarratorEdwina Wren and David Tredinnick.
Narrator NameEdwina Wren and David Tredinnick.
Participant or performer noteEdwina Wren and David Tredinnick.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators