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What if Napoleon won Waterloo?

False Lights is the first novel in an alternative history trilogy by author KJ Whittaker

A new novel called False Lights by KJ Whittaker explores the idea that after beating Wellington at Waterloo, Napoleon and Empress Josephine now preside over French-occupied England.

Sarah Montague discusses with KJ Whittaker and historian Andrew Roberts the appeal of alternative history fiction.

(Image: Napoleon at Waterloo. Credit: Getty Images.)

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5 minutes