To mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, a series of essays about Napoleon Bonaparte. When the writer Adam Nicolson was a teenager he lived with his father who was writing about Napoleon and 1812. What was it like?
See all episodes from The Essay
See all broadcasts of Adam Nicolson (2)
The Radio 3 Napoleon Season marks two hundred years since his retreat from Moscow.
Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.
Download all the episodes from the series and listen at your leisure.
Hear all five episodes of the latest episodes of the Essay before they're broadcast
See all podcasts for The Essay
Sign in to the BBC, or Register