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Title
Book of secrets
Author
Kate Morrison
format
Hardback
Publisher
Jacaranda Books Art Music
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190630

A Book of Secrets is the story of a woman named Susan Charlewood living in Elizabethan England. Born in what is now Ghana, Susan is enslaved by the Portuguese but later rescued by British sailors, who bring her to England. Once in England, she is raised and educated in an English Catholic household.

When Susan comes of age, the family marry her off to an older Catholic man, John Charlewood. Charlewood runs a printing press and uses it to supply the Papist nobility with illegal Catholic texts and foment rebellion amongst the Catholic underclass. When Charlewood dies, Susan takes over the business and uses her new position to find out more about her origins.

A look at racial relationships on the eve of the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade, A Book of Secrets is a revealing and compelling glimpse into a fraught time.

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Kate Morrison is a British debut novelist. She studied English Literature at New Hall College, Cambridge and has worked as a journalist and a press officer. Morrison was mentored by Ros Barber, the award-winning author of The Marlowe Papers and Devotion. She was a visiting scholar with the Book, Text, and Place 1500-1700 Research Centre at Bath Spa University. Her short story "Sam Brown" won second prize in the 2011 Asham Award and is in the Asham Award Anthology, Something was There. A Book of Secrets was longlisted for the Mslexia Unpublished Novel Award in 2015. Kate Morrison currently lives in Bristol with her family.

Type
BOOK
Edition
Paperback original
Keyword Index
Ghanaians - Great Britain - Fiction.|Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction.|Historical fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
324

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