Shannon interviewed by El Rincón de Byron

Shannon with Napoleon at FontainebleauI recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by El Rincón de Byron (Byron’s Corner), a fabulous website for fans of the Napoleonic period. Among other things, I talked about why I am drawn to the early 19th century, and the challenge of writing about people who lived 200 years ago. I also name some of the authors who have influenced my thinking about Napoleon. To read the interview (in Spanish and in English), click here. Be sure to browse through El Rincón de Byron’s other fascinating posts.

We must confess that fate, which sports with man, makes merry work with the affairs of this world.

Napoleon Bonaparte