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A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
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Jul 24, 2011

really liked it

I really enjoyed this novel which did not take me long to read at all. Philippa Gregory is at her best when she writes historical novels. The novel gives some interesting insights into the slave trade, describing who it happened to rather than what happened.The story is of slaves captured and brought into England and the slave trader's wife not realising what her marriage would bring. It also develops nicely into the consequences of marrying into the family Frances did. I loved the relationships between the characters and without spoiling it too much... I wanted the relationship to work. Some sad moments in the story just added depth to a wonderful, passionate story. In my opinion, it is definitely one of Philippa's best books. Highly recommended!

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