Carolyn McCrae

Award-Winning Independent Author

200 years… Or was it?

As we get used to being in the New Year I was looking at the centenaries and bi-centenaries we shall be ‘celebrating’ and found one of particular interest.

May 5th 2021 will mark two hundred years since Napoleon Bonaparte officially died on St Helena. I say ‘officially’ because there are other views – including the thoroughly plausible alternative history set out in my novel A Set of Lies the title taken from a saying attributed to Napoleon ‘History is a set of lies agreed upon by the victors‘ a maxim Winston Churchill thoroughly approved of.

Another of Napoleon’s sayings was ‘If you wish to be a success in this world promise everything, deliver nothing.’ Not wishing to be too controversial this does appear to have been taken to heart by our current Prime Minister and his government.


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