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The Wedding Gift

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When wealthy plantation owner Cornelius Allen marries off his daughter Clarissa, he presents her with a wedding gift: a young slave woman called Sarah. The two girls have grown up together but their lives could not have been more different. When Clarissa’s husband rejects her newborn son as illegitimate and sends the women back to the Allens, their return sets in motion a series of events that has far-reaching consequences for both.

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‘Bodden’s absorbing page-turner maintains its suspense right up to the final pages.’ Sunday Express
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Sarah Campbell has always known she was different.

A slave at Allen Estates, Alabama, and the illegitimate daughter of the plantation owner Mr Allen, she’s used to the other children’s jibes, her mother’s night-time trips to Mr Allen and, to her delight, her furtive literacy lessons with her white half-sister Clarissa.

Slowly, using her forbidden knowledge of reading and writing, Sarah plots an escape to the north and freedom. But Sarah’s life is turned upside-down when she learns she will be given to Clarissa’s cruel, soon-to-be-husband as a wedding gift, becoming his property.

Sarah knows this could be her last chance to escape for good. But will her secret skills and unrelenting willpower be enough to set her free?
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READERS LOVE THE WEDDING GIFT:
‘Absolutely spellbinding’
‘I couldn’t put it down’
‘Loved every page.’
‘A great read, a wonderful story.’
‘Genuinely could not stop reading this book.’
‘This was the most enjoyable book I have read in a long time.’
‘A very good read and would recommend.’
‘A compelling read with a twist at the end.’
‘I read this book in two days. You won’t be disappointed.’

Additional information

Weight 0.287 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

403

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K