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Brilliant biography - brings Wilberforce to life,
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This review is from: William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner (Paperback)
The author's rather stuffy political image is quickly obscured as one begins this brilliant biography. It's one of the best written and best researched biographies that I've come across in recent years, the work made all the more charming by the delightful personality that it describes.
Knowing nothing about Wilberforce before I began the book, I had pictured him as being a rather dry god-fearing man who "did good" as a matter of duty to his faith. God fearing, he may have become, but he was never dry and his dogged determination to abolish the slave trade came not from a sense of duty but from his very genuine and very deep sense of humanity.
A brilliant man, and a brilliant book that does great justice to its subject. A real page-turner that I found impossible to put down once I'd read the first page or two. Well done Mr Hague!