About this book
From the author of "Fallen Skies" and the "Wideacre" trilogy. It is 1787 and Bristol is booming, from the docks to the elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, whats to make it big and is prepared to gamble everything. His arranged marriage to Frances Scott gives him both some ready cash and social contacts, but Frances soon finds her life and fortune rests on the trade of sugar, rum and slaves. A powerful and disturbing novel of desire, shame and greed.
The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her slave, Mehuru. From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
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