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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I liked this book though it would not be everybodies cup of tea as the prose of the sentences is a bit hard to understand. Have yet to see the film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It shows what life as a slave was like.
Reads more like a school book than a novel. I stopped and started reading this book over a long period.
Published 28 days ago by Mr M J Milne-Smith


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 5 Mar 2014
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I liked this book though it would not be everybodies cup of tea as the prose of the sentences is a bit hard to understand. Have yet to see the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So good - moving and thought provoking, 21 July 2014
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Having seen the film, I put off reading this for some time, thinking it may be too disturbing. It was disturbing, but also gave such a thorough insight into the reality of the situation. The personal reflections of those dreadful times were interesting and moving with excellent descriptions of life on the plantations, including the depth of friendships between the slaves not quite captured in the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars also loved the film too, 11 July 2014
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gripping, could read again and again, also loved the film too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 10 July 2014
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Very good read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 9 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 July 2014
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Very sad but well written book I read it with a heavy heart Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book. Quite difficult to read as it ..., 4 July 2014
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Very interesting book. Quite difficult to read as it is written in 19th century English but well worth the trouble.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult reading, 2 July 2014
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Subject matter very upsetting and quite come to understand as it is written in the way the author speaks. Resorted to just reading each chapter synopsis. Have not seen film so not sure how the two correlate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put this book down, 1 July 2014
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Became curious after hearing about the recent film of the book. I always prefer to read the book before seeing the film so I bought it and read it. What a compelling read. I could barely manage to put the book down. Most enjoyable read of a terrible and sad subject.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It shows what life as a slave was like., 24 Jun 2014
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Reads more like a school book than a novel. I stopped and started reading this book over a long period.
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