Sugar Money

Sugar Money

ISBN
9780571336951
Published
06/09/2018
9780571336951
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
464

About the Book

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITING ASSOCIATION GOLD CROWN AWARD

Based on a remarkable and little-known true story.

Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the true dangers they will face . . .

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITING ASSOCIATION GOLD CROWN AWARDBased on a remarkable and little-known true story.Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the true dangers they will face . . .
  • Jane Harris

    Jane Harris was born in Belfast and brought up in Glasgow. Her debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and she was also shortlisted for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was followed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Gillespie & I, and that same year The Observations was chosen by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of the Decade.

“Outstanding . . . Jane Harris pitches you headfirst into this outstanding, heartbreaking story of siblings, slavery and the savagery of the colonial past.”
- Sunday Express
“One of my favourite books of the year, Jane Harris’s exuberant yet often desperate Sugar Money also told of the silenced, in this case by slavery. Only in the joy and power of language did they experience freedom.”
- Lesley McDowell, Herald 'Books of the Year'

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