A Respectable Trade

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From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl—a book about the devastating consequences of the slave trade in 19th century England.

Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife.

Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves.

Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.


  • 001 ARespectableTrade Open

    Duration: 37s
  • 002 ARespectableTrade Dedication Chapter1

    Duration: 23min
  • 003 ARespectableTrade Chapter2

    Duration: 50min
  • 004 ARespectableTrade Chapter3

    Duration: 48min
  • 005 ARespectableTrade Chapter4

    Duration: 28min
  • 006 ARespectableTrade Chapter5

    Duration: 22min
  • 007 ARespectableTrade Chapter6

    Duration: 19min
  • 008 ARespectableTrade Chapter7

    Duration: 25min
  • 009 ARespectableTrade Chapter8

    Duration: 22min
  • 010 ARespectableTrade Chapter9

    Duration: 27min
  • 011 ARespectableTrade Chapter10

    Duration: 38min
  • 012 ARespectableTrade Chapter11

    Duration: 18min
  • 013 ARespectableTrade Chapter12

    Duration: 23min
  • 014 ARespectableTrade Chapter13

    Duration: 32min
  • 015 ARespectableTrade Chapter14

    Duration: 19min
  • 016 ARespectableTrade Chapter15

    Duration: 30min
  • 017 ARespectableTrade Chapter16

    Duration: 27min
  • 018 ARespectableTrade Chapter17

    Duration: 32min
  • 019 ARespectableTrade Chapter18

    Duration: 32min
  • 020 ARespectableTrade Chapter19

    Duration: 26min
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