A Place Called Freedom

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Fawcett Crest, 1996 - Fiction - 450 pages
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A Place Called Freedom begins in the infernal coal mines of the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with an insatiable desire to escape.
He finds an unlikely ally in Lizzie Hallim, the beautiful, willful young aristocratic woman who yearns for independence in a male-dominated society.
Mack's hunger for freedom brings him into conflict again and again with the harsh rulers of eighteenth-century Britain. Accused of riot--a capital crime--Mack becomes one of the thousands of convicts who are shipped to the American colonies, to work as slaves for seven long years.
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, hell-raisers, and whores, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Follett's latest (following A Dangerous Fortune, Delacorte, 1993) begins in the coal-mining region of 18th-century Scotland. The author convincingly evokes the grim, hard life of the miners, one of ... Read full review

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True to Mr. Folletts past books this is a fictional account woven around a factual time period. As always his books are well worth reading. Read full review


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Ken Follett burst into the book world with "Eye of the Needle, " an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. He has since written numerous other bestselling thrillers and historical novels, including "The Hammer of Eden, The Third Twin, "and "A Place Called Freedom." He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

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