Text by Michel Dancoisne-Martineau – Photography mostly by Joe Hollins for Tristan Da Cunha and Daniel and Marie-Jeanne Ascension for Ascension
Historians have located intrigues and other facts of the exile years in four places: the Briars, Longwood, Plantation House and The Castle, all located on the solitary island of Saint Helena. They left certain places that were far from Napoleon’s relegation site or on the fringes of events and without any direct connection with the French, in the shadows and as a result, these did not enter into their account of the exile.
And yet, three places were particularly revealing of the fears inspired by Napoleon and the challenge of his surveillance: the island of Ascension, the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha and Longwood New House.
This book is an invitation to discover them.