__ “Hidden by a Scottish river bank in the winter of 1767, Lizzie Hallim watches a naked figure emerging from the icy water. Mack McAsh is a slave and Lizzie is helping him escape. Mack challenges the mighty Jamisson family, which enslaves whole families to work their mine. Mack soon finds himself wrongly sentenced to death. Rescued from hanging, he is transported to America, where he continues to struggle for freedom...” About life in the 1760s in Scotland, London and Virginia. The book fairly races along and you want to find out more, yet there are enough blind alleys to keep it interesting and Ken manages to incorporate his usual twist at the end.
The story beside, it does highlight the terrible living conditions of the Scottish coal miners and the mine owners. The miners were slaves in all but name during the 18th Century in Scotland. This was a good read as written book 19 taking the total up to 26 for week 22 as at audio book 7
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