Two new books about Napoleon's Captivity are shortly to be published.
First to appear will be Albert Benhamou's latest book, InsideLongwood: Barry O'Meara's Clandestine Letters which publishes the letters that Napoleon's doctor, Barry O'Meara, sent from St Helena to his friend at the Admiralty. These were circulated among the Government of the day, and were an added source of tension between O'Meara and Governor Sir Hudson Lowe who knew of the correspondence but was unable to stop it.
This will be the first time these letters have been published. I have had a pre-publication preview and believe that it will provide an important and unique perspective on Napoleon's captivity on St Helena in the years 1815-1818. It may be pre-ordered at Amazon.
Also due for publication in June is a reprint of Betsy Balcombe's famous Recollections of Napoleon on St Helena.
This is being reprinted by Fonthill Media, which has a number of other Napoleonic titles on its list.