A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

Bristol in 1787 is booming, a urban the place strength beckons those that dare to take hazards. Josiah Cole, a small dockside dealer, is ready to gamble every little thing to hitch the massive avid gamers of the town. yet he wishes capital and a well-connected spouse.

Marriage to Frances Scott is a at the same time handy resolution. buying and selling her social contacts for Josiah's security, Frances unearths her existence and fortune depending on the good alternate of sugar, rum, and slaves.

Into her new international comes Mehuru, as soon as a clergyman within the historical African nation of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From contrary ends of the earth, regardless of the adaptation in prestige, Mehuru and Frances confront one another and their want for romance and liberty.

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