A More Perfect Union

by Tammye Huf

£8.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of A More Perfect Union for collection at Daunt Books Summertown. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.


    Fiction

    Paperback

    9781912408979

    Published by Myriad

    Published June 2021

    Henry O’Toole sails to America in 1848 to escape poverty and famine in Ireland, only to find anti-Irish prejudice awaiting him. Determined never to starve again, he changes his surname to Taylor and heads south to the state of Virginia, seeking work as a travelling blacksmith on the prosperous plantations. Sarah is a slave. Torn from her family and sold to Jubilee Plantation, she must navigate the hierarchy of her fellow slaves, the whims of her white masters, and now the attentions of the mysterious blacksmith. Fellow slave Maple oversees the big house with bitterness and bile, and knows that a white man’s attention spells trouble. Given to her half-sister as a wedding present by their white father, she is set on being reunited with her husband and daughter, at any cost.

    Research included contemporary slave narratives (printed to further the abolitionist cause), digitally remastered audio recordings of former slaves, legislation on the question of slavery in the mid-19th century, historical texts on the Irish famine and first-hand accounts of English visitors to Ireland at the time, the writings of Charles Trevelyan (responsible for famine relief under Peel and Russell), historical texts on the antebellum South, and visits to the historically preserved Jubilee Plantation in Virginia on which the novel’s plantation is based.

    The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter | 9780241985137

    The Whole Truth

    Cara Hunter

    £8.99

    The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi | 9781474617482

    The Hummingbird

    Sandro Veronesi

    £8.99

    Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades | 9780008478056

    Brown Girls

    Daphne Palasi Andreades

    £12.99

    Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden | 9781838851224

    Mrs Death Misses Death

    Salena Godden

    £8.99

    The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Ardern | 9781785031052

    The Bear & the Nightingale

    Katherine Ardern

    £9.99

    The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk | 9781910695593

    The Books of Jacob

    Olga Tokarczuk

    £20