A Respectable Trade

Paperback | February 8, 2007

byPhilippa Gregory

not yet rated|write a review

Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution.

    Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the "respectable trade" of sugar, rum and slaves--and her heart lost in impossible attraction to her Yoruban salve, Mehru.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.95

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution.    Trading her social cont...

Philippa Gregory is an established writer and broadcaster for radio and television. One of the most successful historical novelists writing today, she is the author of The Other Boleyn Girl (recently made into a major motion picture) and The Boleyn Inheritance, among other works. Gregory holds a Ph.D. in 18th-century literatue from the...

other books by Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Three Sisters, Three Queens

Paperback|Feb 21 2017

$13.63 online$22.99list price(save 40%)
The Taming of the Queen
The Taming of the Queen

Paperback|Mar 29 2016

$18.96 online$22.99list price(save 17%)
The Last Tudor
The Last Tudor

Hardcover|Aug 8 2017

$30.69 online$34.99list price(save 12%)
see all books by Philippa Gregory
Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.25 inPublished:February 8, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006378978

ISBN - 13:9780006378976

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Respectable Trade

Reviews