A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

Bristol in 1787 is booming, a urban the place strength beckons those that dare to take dangers. Josiah Cole, a small dockside dealer, is ready to gamble every little thing to affix the massive avid gamers of town. yet he wishes capital and a well-connected spouse.

Marriage to Frances Scott is a jointly handy answer. buying and selling her social contacts for Josiah's safety, Frances reveals her lifestyles and fortune depending on the decent exchange of sugar, rum, and slaves.

Into her new global comes Mehuru, as soon as a clergyman within the historic African nation of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From contrary ends of the earth, regardless of the variation in prestige, Mehuru and Frances confront one another and their want for romance and liberty.

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But knowing the spirited Dinah as she did, she knew an arranged marriage would not sit well, even though it was temporary and worth a great deal of money. Daisy held the sheet of paper by the corner over the candle flame, watching it turn to ashes. Whatever kind of life awaited Dinah Odell beyond these grim asylum walls was immeasurably better than the one she faced inside them. A clock somewhere in the cavernous building sounded eleven bells, the echo reverberating dismally, reminding Daisy that the sooner she got Dinah out of this place, the better.

She was thin and frail and appeared far older than her twenty-six years. She coughed and doubled over, clutching her stomach. Dinah pressed her fingers to her mouth, as if doing so would banish her sympathetic pain. It wasn’t possible. Fear, gratitude, and compassion clogged her throat. “But to willingly take my place, Daisy. ” Daisy Jenkins coughed again, the sound deep and painful. What she brought up was pink and frothy, and she folded it into a handkerchief. “It means your survival, Dinah. ” She took a deep breath, one that rattled from her lungs.

She handed it to Dinah. ” Dinah took out the letter, read it, sifted through the other items in the envelope, then dropped into the chair by the old, battered desk. “Your train ticket is in here. And money. ” A fresh flood of fears surged through her. “I couldn’t get away with it. ” “Of course. But things change, dear. I’ve been meaning to write them and explain why someone else is coming in my place, but I’ve just not had the strength. Anyway, you’ll think of something. ” Dinah stared at the letter in her lap, running her fingers over the page.

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