• "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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