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Quality


Although i didn’t agree with the way madame treated frannie, i really felt the love frannie felt for madame.

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The author evidently took an awful lot of time to do in-depth research, and with the exception of a few details - all of which ...  Read More

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And in the end, unlike grace, frannie seems to fill in all of the blanks from her earlier narrative with the truth (not that we...  Read More

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Packaging/appearance


Mulatto murderess, whore, seductress, manipulator, witch…all the names and all the shame and the impossible weight of the color...  Read More

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It's my life, i want to assemble the pieces of it myself…for every crime, there are two stories, and that an old bailey trial i...  Read More

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Competitiveness


”in the second half of the book, frannie is a lady’s maid to a wealthy georgian couple who live in london.

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It was also a time of women moving out of the house into careers that competed with men.

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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    novel, through, written and good.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
  • Our engine has determined that the review content quality is high and informative.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 816 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 9 2021.
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Loved the book, very well written and with great insight into early 19th century England.


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is from the perspective of an enslaved woman, who is clearly not just a victim.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is such a unique story and voice, being written by a jamaican former slave turned servant accused of the murder of her master and mistress.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I must say that usually they don’t hold a candle to waters’ stories, but this one came dangerously close.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Frannie langton, a former slave from west indies and later a servant to a wealthy london family stands accused of a double murder.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Eventually she is taken to london and abandoned by him, left in service of a family of a fellow scientist who is also obsessed with finding out the secrets to racial differences, she is much too smart, too strong willed, too outspoken to make an ideal servant and things only get more complicated when she falls in love, an absolutely impossible (logistically and otherwise) love.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    So downton abbey is certainly isn’t.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And it’s impossible to expect it all to end happily and yet frannie is such an engaging character that it’s impossible not to want for her all the things the society would deny her.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It reads like books ought to, nearly impossible to put down.

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