A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory

A Respectable Trade

byPhilippa Gregory

Paperback | February 8, 2007

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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.

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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...
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Title:A Respectable TradeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.25 inPublished:February 8, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006378978

ISBN - 13:9780006378976

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