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The True Story of Dido Belle
CD - unabridged
(5 CDs)
Product Number: CX2626
Released: 01 Jun, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780007565733
Narrator(s): Maggie Mash
Publisher: W F Howes
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This is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the conventions of 18th century England Dido Belle was the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy captain and a slave woman, adopted by the Earl of Mansfield. As Lord Chief Justice of England he would preside over the drowning of 142 slaves by a shipping company. This is the story of a family that defied convention, the legal trial that exposed the cruelties of slavery and the woman who challenged notions of race at the highest rank.

Author(s): Paula Byrne
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2014

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"‘Elegant and emotionally satisfying… tells a continually fascinating, unusually layered story’ VARIETY ‘Engaging, compelling, a delightful and engrossing book… Byrne's passion is nothing if not persuasive’ SUNDAY TIMES on The Real Jane Austen"

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