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The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen

The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen

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The Sun Is My Undoing

by Marguerite Steen

Collins Publishers, 1952, [Ninth Impression, December], hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, creasing, bumping, small tears and chipping to edges and corners, some parts reinforced with tape (see photographs)

“The Sun Is My Undoing is a story of Bristol and the slave trade in the eighteenth century; it is the story of the great shipping family of Flood, whose destinies led them out from Bristol to the Gold Coast, to Cuba and to Spain; it is, more particularly, the story of the scapegrace Matthew Flood and the two loves of his life, Pallas, the English beauty, and Sheba, the exquisite African slave whom he married.
The beginning of the story is set in the Bristol of 1760 – a Bristol in the hey-day of its prosperity. England was at war with France. The capture of the French plantations in the West Indies had boosted the slave trade sky high, and Bristol ships carried half that trade.”

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