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Daniel [Hardcover]

Richard Adams
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13 Oct 2006
Born into slavery on a U.S plantation in 1759. Daniel has no experience of
life beyond the boundaries of his masters' land until an event occurs which
changes his life forever. Daniel is cast out of the plantation into a
hostile world. He embarks on a journey which will span continents, test his
courage and endurance to the limit and expose him to the horror of the
slave trade.
Daniel's experience as a crew member of a slave ship is so profound that he
becomes determined to campaign for the abolition of the UK slave trade. In
doing so, he adds his voice to those of the great reformers of the age,
including Thomas Clarkson and the great William Wilberforce.
Daniel's story is testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and how
one man can make a difference. As we approach the anniversary of the
abolition of slavery act, Daniel's story reminds us of the determination
and fortitude of those who brought about that change and continue to
inspire us.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Wrecking Ball Press (13 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903110378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903110379
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 949,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Richard George Adams (born 9 May, 1920) is an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down.

He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, and they insisted he publish it as a book. When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972.

Others of his books include Shardik, Maia, Tales from Watership Down, The Girl in a Swing and The Plague Dogs, the last two of which, together with Watership Down, have been filmed. His goal is to tell a good story, ideally one so good you can't put it down!

Richard Adams currently lives in Hampshire, England. He has written about his childhood and youth, including the time he served in the army in World War II, in 'The Day Gone By'.

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About the Author

Richard Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England, in 1920. He was
educated at Bradfield and Worcester College, Oxford, where he gained his MA
in Modern History.

During the Second World War he served in the British Army from 1940 to
1946. He is the author of nineteen books, including the best-selling
Watership Down. His best-known novels include Shardik, The Plague Dogs and
Traveller. He was in the civil service from 1948 to 1974 when he left to
become a full-time author. In 1949 he married Elizabeth Acland, and they

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no rabbits! 6 Dec 2006
Richard Adams wrote one of my favourite children's books of all time: "Watership Down". Now in his eighties, he still demonstrates how to tell a good story - but this time his subject is slavery.

"Daniel" is hard-hitting and unputdownable - it's a tremendously good read. It's also an excellent history lesson, in novel form. Adams has thoroughly researched his subject, which comes through in his very real characters and vivid descriptions. He tackles an extremely difficult and devastating episode - which couldn't be better timed, as we approach the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade early next year.

Always warm and wise, we follow the journey of Daniel from the awful conditions of his childhood as a slave, through the events of his life that lead him to William Wilberforce and the Abolitionists. I think this book is crucial reading towards our understanding of Britain's involvement in the slave trade, and for our understanding of next year's commemorations. It is also a wonderful story from a gifted storyteller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Adams Does It Again!! 27 Dec 2013
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To me he is the greatest story teller of our time and this is a great story. If you love Richard's books, then you will love this one. Even if you have never read one of his books ever, you will so enjoy reading this one. Get it and you won't be disappointed!!
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