Join award-winning journalist, playwright, scriptwriter and author Terry Smyth as he discusses his new novel Napoleon’s Australia.
In 1814, a French armada set sail for New South Wales. The armada’s mission was the invasion of Sydney, and its inspiration and its fate were interwoven with one of history’s greatest love stories – that of Napoleon and Josephine.
How this secret plan to invade Australia came together and how it fell apart is a remarkable tale – history with an element of the ‘What if?’ No less remarkable is how the tempestuous relationship between Napoleon and his empress affected the fate of the Great Southern Land.
Terry Smyth has written and produced drama, music and comedy for ABC radio and television. In a 25-year career as a feature writer and columnist with Fairfax Media he wrote extensively on historical, social and cultural subjects, and was more recently the co-founder and editor of the popular Australian history online magazine The Forgotten Times.
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