Slavery in Britain did not end with William Wilberforce. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves. This book seeks out five escapees and persuades them to tell us their stories.
Campaigning journalist-activist RAHILA GUPTA has written several plays, and is the editor of From Homebreakers to Jailbreakers: Southall Black Sisters and co-author of Circle of Light, a book about the Sikh-British woman Kiranjit Ahluwalia imprisoned for the manslaughter of her abusive husband
'This is one of the most vital books of the new century.' Emma Thompson 'Slavery does not belong to the past. It lives and breathes in our midst and Rahila Gupta's powerful expose opens a window on this secret world. This is one of the most shocking books you will read about contemporary Britain; that human beings should be treated with such degradation and cruelty is a disgrace we should find unbearable. I hope the author's passion ignites a new anti-slavery campaign. Sign me up.' HELENA KENNEDY