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A Respectable Trade (Reprint) (Paperback) by Philippa Gregory

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About the Book



In a breakthrough novel that has all the power of "Roots" and "The Thornbirds," Philippa Gregory has created a haunting tale of forbidden love and exhilaration, a rich and poignant story that sets individuals against a society devastated by intolerance and greed.



Book Synopsis



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.



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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."



Review Quotes



Philippa Gregory is a mesmerizing storyteller.
-- The Sunday Telegraph (London)

The great roar and sweep of history is successfully braided into the intimate daily detail of this compelling and intelligent book.
-- Penny Perrick, The Times (London)

When it comes to writers of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory is in the very top league.
-- Daily Mail (London)



About The Author



Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women's history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.98 Inches (H) x 5.26 Inches (W) x 1.08 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 488
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Historical romance, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Philippa Gregory
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2007
TCIN: 11337887
UPC: 9780743272544
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1226
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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