Diana Quick reads from Flora Fraser's biography of Pauline Bonaparte, Napoleon's favourite sister.
Now separated from her husband, Pauline's lifestyle and the loss of her son begin to take their toll on her health and her need for restorative waters are ever greater.
However, it is her turn to support her brother who, following hard times, is forced to abdicate and accept in lieu the Kingdom of Elba.
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
Pauline's lifestyle and the loss of her son begin to take their toll on her health.