The First of Midnight (Peacock Books)

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The year is 1797 and in Bristol a slave called Midnight works as a bare-knuckle boxer. Midnight can't see any way in which he will ever be able to shake off the chains of slavery. However, he feels some hope when he meets the orphan Jess, whose existence is almost as bleak as his and love enters his life. Midnight realises he can play a part in liberating his people from the scourge of the trade in human cargo. A wonderfully exciting, moving and uplifting book, being re-printed to celebrate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade.

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Marjorie Darke comes from Birmingham, she now lives in Somerset with her husband and enjoys music, gardening and patchwork. Marjorie embarked on her writing career when she has children. A Question of Courage was shortlisted and highly commended for the Guardian Award and has been translated into many languages. Marjorie also writes extensively for young children.

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"One of the most powerful and moving novels I have ever read." Children's Books"

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