"An Island Entire Unto Itself: A Portrait of Corsica at the End of the 18th Century"

Corsica's History Comes Alive in Nigel Patten's Fact-Based Adventure Novel
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GENEVA, Switzerland - April 18, 2019 - PRLog -- For a country that has straddled two cultures for centuries – Italy and France – Corsica to this day continues to paint a fascinating picture. Nigel Patten's latest historical novel "An Island Entire Unto Itself: A Portrait of Corsica at the End of the 18th Century" views the island through the eyes of Damian Berra, a young man from what is today the Swiss canton of Valais.

Marooned on Corsica after forcibly serving on a French ship's press gang, Damian finds the island infested with bandits and crime. Murders are seven times more numerous than in mainland France. The author bases much of his book on documented historical fact.

Although islanders yearned to return to their Italian roots, by the end of the 1700s, Corsica had been occupied by France for over 30 years. Thinking the French Revolution would finally be the key to repatriation, Corsican rebels offered the island to England's King George III on condition that the French are driven away.

Called "The Ungovernable Rock" by the British, Corsica proves a dangerous place for Damian, a man who only wants peace.

About the Author: Nigel Patten was born near London in 1940 and has lived in Switzerland since 1961, writing and teaching English in an alpine lycée. He has published nine books, including historical novels, a biography, and a three-act play on the last weeks of the life of poet Percy Shelley. He has twice won a Reader's Favorite Award. The author has traveled widely on all the continents, driving from Switzerland to India and back. For many years he sailed his own boat in the Greek islands, and has twice climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as hiked other famous mountain trails. He has also directed and acted in numerous stage plays.

"This book shows once again why the award-winning author excels at historical fiction. We are proud to be his publisher," said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

AN ISLAND ENTIRE UNTO ITSELF: A PORTRAIT OF CORSICA AT THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY (ISBN: 978-1-949483-98-7) is now available for $18.50 and can be ordered through the publisher's website:

www.sbpra.com/NigelPatten or at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@sbpra.net.

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