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The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century Bristol are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her Yoruban slave, Mehuru. / Highly acclaimed novel from top author in this field of authentic but accessible historical fiction / Reissued in sumptuous new style, to appeal to all who have bought the bestselling THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, THE QUEEN'S FOOL and THE VIRGIN'S LOVER / To be reissued at the same time as paperback of THE VIRGIN'S LOVER: author will be publicised across all media / This was the first of Philippa Gregory's novels to be adapted for BBC TV, in a tremendously successful 4-part series / Competition: Deborah Moggach, Hilary Mantel, Rose Tremain

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Philippa Gregory, who went to school in Bristol, has a history degree from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked as a journalist and for BBC Radio before becoming a full-time writer. For more information, go to


'The great roar and sweep of history is successfully braided into the intimate daily detail of this compelling and intelligent book' Penny Perrick, THE TIMES 'Philippa Gregory is a very good storyteller indeed' SUNDAY TIMES

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