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Joseph Knight

Author: James Robertson
Publisher: London ; New York : Fourth Estate, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A gripping, shocking story of history, enlightement and slavery ... Exiled to Jamaica after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Sir John Wedderburn made a fortune, alongside his three brothers, as a faux surgeon and sugar planter. In the 1770s, he returned to Scotland to marry and re-establish the family name. He brought with him Joseph Knight, a black slave and a token of his years in the Caribbean. Now, in 1802, Sir  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Robertson
ISBN: 0007150253 9780007150250
OCLC Number: 53822706
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 372 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: James Robertson.

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