Page /


  • Paul Strathern's enthralling description of this bizarre imperial adventure reads like Conrad's Heart of a piece of storytelling, it is a masterpiece

    Daily Telegraph
  • To begin with, the book leaps off the shelf-display into the hands: the dustjacket is a remarkably fine reproduction of a painting of Napoleon...This is an illuminating and most engaging book

  • Superb... Strathern tells the appalling tale of the forced marches across endless deserts...with commendable gusto

    Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph
  • An ambitious and wonderfully detailed saga

    Financial Times
  • This is popular narrative history at its best

    Independent on Sunday

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising