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“I felt that I had entered the Garden of Eden and found the serpent coiled at its heart.”

In 1683, Will and Susanna set off with their family of four children to begin a new life overseas. Inspired by William Penn’s vision of a Quaker colony in America, they hope to be free of the persecution they suffered in England. Before long their adventure-loving son, Josiah, finds work with Quaker merchant George Bainbrigg on the docks of Philadelphia, and falls in love with his daughter, Kate. But when the trio visit Barbados on business and stay with Quaker Friends there, Josiah is shocked to learn that his new boss is a slave trader. As he and Kate risk everything to help two slaves gain their freedom, Josiah realises that the struggle to uphold his own beliefs is just beginning…

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Walker Books Ltd

Date published

June 7th, 2012

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