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?
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The Radio 3 Napoleon Season marks two hundred years since his retreat from Moscow.
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