Liberty Bazaar

Liberty Bazaar Liverpool Newly arrived in England wealthy liberals enlist Trinity an escaped slave girl in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln s Union Jubal a high ranking Confede

  • Title: Liberty Bazaar
  • Author: David Chadwick
  • ISBN: 9781906582920
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Liverpool, 1863 Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln s Union Jubal, a high ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and raise funds for the opposing side When Trinity discovers a high stakes conspiracy to win the war for the South, she must riLiverpool, 1863 Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln s Union Jubal, a high ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and raise funds for the opposing side When Trinity discovers a high stakes conspiracy to win the war for the South, she must risk everything to stop it including her new found freedom But who will believe a runaway slave And who can she really trust

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    1. A cleverly-plotted, compelling story which moves from hope to sudden reversal, setback to good fortune; where unexpected changes in perspectives are encountered, threat is matched by counterthreat, loyalties shift and affection grows unexpectedly.Escaped slave Trinity Gooding arrives in Liverpool from South Carolina, finds she has good and powerful friends and allies, but as she is caught up in Civil War machinations powerful enemies also appear, the dividing lines between friend and foe not alw [...]

    2. This novel was a real eye-opener for me, giving me a much-needed insight into the era of slavery. We (or I anyway), tend to think of the stereotypical uneducated, abused slave and brutal, racist Confederates who are fighting to retain slavery. This novel shows that it wasn’t all as black and white as I assumed. A feisty, partly-educated young slave woman escapes from South Carolina to Liverpool, where she is taken up by well-off English liberals who support Abraham Lincoln. She meets Jubal, a [...]

    3. Pacey novel with black female protagonist called Trinity who can hold her own in a fight.She's run away from her slave master in South Carolina and stows away on a ship to Liverpool. She uncovers a plot to help the South win the civil war among wealthy aristocrats in England, with vested interests in getting the cotton exports they need from the southern states for their mills and factories in Britain. Based on facts, this book opens your eyes to the sleazy trade deals that went on between Engla [...]

    4. David Chadwick writes historical fiction that is highly readable and clearly researched. In his debut novel, Chadwick proves that he is an empathetic, nuanced storyteller. Chadwick's experience of writing nonfiction and journalism comes through in his highly controlled prose which is impeccable and a pleasure to read.

    5. An outstanding novel and, perhaps, a literary first - an American Civil War tale set almost exclusively in England's confederate outpost of Liverpool. The story is narrated by an escaped slave girl and a displaced rebel general. Duplicity and intrigue; courage and cowardice; love and vengeance; greed and generosity; opulence and squalor; dirty politics and delicate diplomacies. And all smothered by the stench of outrageous fortune and of slum poverty. A literary historical novel with high-stakes [...]

    6. Beautifully told love story revolving through and a wonderful city.This was an historic tale, to!d from two perspectives poles apart but with one heart. Liverpool is the exciting backdrop to this tale, which adds colour, character and culture to the drama. Great stuff!

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