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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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"One of the most powerful and moving novels I have ever read." Children's Books"About the Author:
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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Book Description Kestrel, 1977. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: dw. Morris, Anthony (illustrator). 1st. Cream cloth-covered boards. Gilt lettering on spine. 190 pages. A little wear to dustwrapper. Name on front endpaper. Seller Inventory # 87499
Book Description Viking Children's Books, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st 1977 Kestrel Hb; very good in very good unclipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # mon0000238951
Book Description Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, UK, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Morris, Anthony (illustrator). 1st Edition. 196pp. Beige/cream cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to spine, sl rounded at head and heel of spine. Internally crisp, clean and bright barring so splatter marks on copyright and facing page. DJ rubbed and chapped at edges but clean and complete. Illustrations and jacket design by Anthony Morris. Story of a tense and troubled relationship between a slave, Midnight, & Jess, a servant auctioned in a pub, set in 1780s Bristol. Seller Inventory # 000338
Book Description Kestrel, Harmondsworth, 1977. Hb. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. 191pp Bob Dixon's copy. 1st edition. Seller Inventory # 045247
Book Description Kestrel Books, London, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Morris (illustrator). First Edition. some library marks, otherwise book clean and tight. DJ: slight edge wear, library sticker spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 027798