A Place Called Freedom

A Place Called Freedom

Book - 1995
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A story of adventure and passion, A Place Called Freedom mirrors the intimate desires of the individual heart with the dramatic events of a world in ferment. London trembles on the edge of chaos; the American colonies prepare to defy the British monarchy; a young woman bursts the bonds of a loveless marriage; and a proud man risks everything to grasp at a tantalizing dream of liberty." "With its vivid, fascinating portrayal of the colorful streets of London and the endless landscapes of the New World, plus an unforgettable cast of heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers and whores, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1995.
ISBN: 9780517701768
0517701766
Characteristics: 407 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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catsrule123
Jan 24, 2014

A place called freedom is an important book. We often think of slavery in terms of African people, but this story tells us about the crofters of Scotland and how they were enslaved. It is a fascinating and well written book by a great author. It is right up there with Pillars of the Earth and is certainly "meaty" enough. Not as detailed as Pillars, but just as good.

zed33 Oct 18, 2010

Quick read. I was hoping for more. I love Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. There is not much meat to this story. Pretty typical repressed person seeking to break the accepted social norms and become more than what is expected of him. Dialogue was disappointing. Scots don't speak like Brits.

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Mar 14, 2010

Hidden by a Scottish river bank in the winter of 1767, Lizzie Hallim watches a naked figure emerging from the icy water. Mack McAsh is a slave and Lizzie is helping him escape. Mack challenges the mighty Jamisson family, which enslaves whole families to work their mine. Mack soon finds himself wrongly sentenced to death. Rescued from hanging, he is transported to America, where he continues to struggle for freedom...

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