A Respectable Trade
Philippa Gregory
Touchstone (2007)
In Collection
Historical Fiction, Love Stories
Africans, Africans/ England/ Fiction, Married Women, Married Women/ Fiction, Slave-trade/ Fiction
Trade Paperback 9780743272544
USA  English
Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife.Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves.Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.
Product Details
LoC Classification PR6057.R386 .R47 2007
LoC Control Number 2006050089
Dewey 823.914
No. of Pages 512
Height x Width 7.8 x 5.2  inch
Original Country USA
Original Language English
Personal Details
Read It No
Location S-18
Current Value $5.00
Condition Good
Owner Hou
Image Notes
Book Weight (grams) 424
Inventory ID B-0800
Photo is actual scan of book.