Shannon Selin

About me

Shannon Selin is the author of Napoleon in America (2014), which imagines what might have happened if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from exile on St. Helena and wound up in the United States in 1821. Her short stories have appeared in The Copperfield Review and CommuterLit. Shannon blogs about Napoleonic and 19th century history at shannonselin.com. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she is working on the next novel in her Napoleon alternate history series.

From my website

Alternate History Books by Women

Yes, women do write alternate history. The BBC Radio 4 “Open Book” program recently characterized alternate history as “an exclusively male domain in terms of authorship.” While some exceptions were noted, including speculative fiction by Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy, neither the presenter nor her guest appeared…

Claude Victor Perrin, Duke of Belluno, Marshal of France

Claude Victor Perrin, Duke of Belluno, Marshal of France, in an 1812 portrait by Antoine-Jean Gros commissioned by Napoleon for the Tuileries Palace Claude Victor Perrin, the Duke of Belluno, makes a brief appearance in Napoleon in America as the man who delivers the welcome news to the Duke of Angoulême…

When Princess Caroline met Empress Marie Louise

Princess Caroline of Brunswick by James Lonsdale, 1820 It’s like a set piece from a movie: the wives of two famous enemies meet, gossip about their estranged husbands, and have a lovely time together, ending in the singing of a Mozart duet. Such was the scene in the Swiss city…

 
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