This moving book about slavery is set in 1863 on a farmstead in Missouri. It focuses on six-year-old Clara and her mother, Lizbet, who, through the last days of slavery, hide Joshua, a runaway slave, in their barn.

The child’s presence brings an innocent perspective on the matter that highlights the cruelty of slavery yet also allows for some of the more refreshing elements in this novel.

While the plot and outline are not overly original, the book shines with its likeable and endearing characters, and its ultimately upbeat tone.

I was gripped by the suspense and deeply touched, and would recommend this book to others.

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(UK) 9781533258441



Edwin Page


With over fifty books published since 2005, British writer Edwin Page (or Ed Page as he’s known to readers of his comedy fiction) is one of the most prolific authors of the early 21st Century. Having written in at least four non-fiction genres and eight fiction genres, he is also one of the most diverse.

His novels range from the widely acclaimed historical novel Where Seagulls Fly to the popular apocalyptic tale Sub-Zero, which is set in Britain after the Gulf Stream stops flowing. They also include the crazy science fiction comedy Brian the Vampire, in which you’ll find the Rabbit Mafia and the spineless hellhound called Sven, and The Red Brick Road, a delightful and uplifting story about Dorothy’s great granddaughter returning to Oz.

His non-fiction books include works on the films of Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. The latter led to Mr. Page being interviewed by the British Press Association in relation to Boyle’s opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics and he was quoted in over 50 publications along with social commentators such as Billy Bragg. He has also written Everyday Magic, the only book to prove and explain Oneness (God/The Source/Tao) and its ramifications in relation to what we believe and the way we live.

Edwin Page has a 1st Class degree in Film & Literary Studies and has had numerous short stories, articles and poems published in a variety of publications. Born and bred near Cambridge, he went to university in Plymouth and Carlisle, and now lives in western Cornwall.