On Sale: January 9, 2007
Featuring: Frances Scott; Josia Cole; Mehuru
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Josiah Cole is a small dockside trader who is prepared to
gamble everything to join the major players of the city, but
he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. Frances Scott
is penniless at age thirty-four, despite her aristocratic
background, and an arranged marriage represents a mutually
convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for
Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of Bristol
merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the
respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. Employed by her
husband and sister-in-law to train slaves as house servants,
Frances meets Mehuru, a priest from the ancient and
civilized African kingdom of Yoruba. From opposite ends of
the earth and opposing ends of the social scale, Mehuru and
Frances confront each other, and learn the conflicting
desires of passion, love, and the vital need for freedom.
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