In Bristol, England, in 1787, a woman married to a man involved in the slave and rum trades falls in love with Mehuru, a priest from the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba. By the author of Wideacre. Reprint.
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Set in England in 1787, Philippa Gregory's dazzling historical novel tells of the forbidden romance between a British aristocrat and an enslaved African nobleman.From the Back Cover:
It was to be a respectable marriage to a man engaged in a respectable business. Certainly 34-year-old Frances Scott, forced into genteel poverty despite an aristocratic heritage, has little choice but to wed the lower class Bristol shipping merchant.
Trading her social connections for his protection in the brutally male-dominated world of eighteenth-century England, Frances discovers that her husband's "respectable" trade-- dealing in African slaves-- will propel her into a passionate fight for romance, life and the freedom of the slave she comes to love deeply.
A saga of desire and shame, of dramatic confrontations between convention and truth, "A Respectable Trade" is a disturbing and yet truly satisfying novel from "the first lady of intelligent historical fiction."
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Book Description Harpercollins (Mm), 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061094331
Book Description Harpercollins (Mm). MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061094331 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0953169
Book Description Harpercollins (Mm), 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061094331