Thursday, October 13, 2011

Talking 'bout Books in October, again

'A Respectable Trade' Bristol, England in 1787. 
"The great roar & sweep of history is successfully braided into an intimate daily detail of this compelling & inteligent book" Penny Perrick, The Times.
"Beautiful, painfull, devasting, heart rending..." Peter Fryer.
My Poole family lived in Bristol in the early 1800s - I do so hope George was not transporting slaves. He died on Santa Domingo, West Indies in 1870.
Did I find the book interesting? Yes, I agree with the reviewers. The maps behind the book help me trace where the family lived.


Stephanie V said...

I enjoy her books but haven't read that one. I also love to have maps in books. Even the helps to get the picture right.

Joyful said...

I read that book last year. I enjoyed it too!