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  • Published: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781905811991
  • Imprint: Eden Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150

Greed, Seeds and Slavery


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A fascinating journey through the true-life tales of slaves around the world and throughout the ages.

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act, this collection of eleven stories follows the lives of slaves of every kind around the world. Join African Queen Jinga as she unites the tribes of Ndongo against the invading Portuguese. Watch John Blanke as he becomes the first black trumpeter to play for the King Henry VIII. Meet Harriet Tubman as she helps escaped slaves flee along the Underground Railroad to freedom.

Moving, exciting and often funny, these true stories span centuries and the globe, feature famous historical figures such as William Wilberforce and Catherine of Aragon and remind us all of the true horrors of slavery in all its forms.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781905811991
  • Imprint: Eden Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150

About the Authors

Stewart Ross

Stewart Ross is an established children's non-fiction author. His titles include: The Home Front in WWII (Hodder Wayland, 2002); The Great Fire of London (Evans Bros, 2002); The Story of Ireland (Orion Children's Books, 2001) and the Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century (OUP, 1998).

David Roberts

Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.


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