When the Armistice between France and England came to an end in 1803 Napoleon in rage interned then thousand British tourists who were in France at the time. Many, to save being arrested, went into hiding, among them the wife and daughter of Sir Edward Waltham, who had died that winter. A year later Vernita was keeping her mother precariously alive on the money she obtained for making exquisitely embroidered lingerie for Napoleon's sister. Her Imperial Highness Princess Pauline Borghese. Vernita finds the shop is cheating them and disguised as a petite bourgeois she goes herself to the Princess with a negligee she has just finished. From that moment she is involved in complications with the Princess's lover, Count Axel de Storvik and with the Emperor Napoleon himself.
This is an ex-library paperback with the usual library markings. It looks like it's been read very little and is in very good condition.
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