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A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM begins in the infernal coal mines of the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking hours.  Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with an insatiable desire to escape.  

He finds an unlikely ally in Lizzie Hallim, the beautiful, willful young aristocratic woman who yearns for independence in a male-dominated society.

Mack's hunger for freedom brings him into conflict again and again with the harsh rulers of eighteenth-century Britain.  Accused of riot--a capital crime--Mack becomes one of the thousands of convicts who are shipped to the American colonies, to work as slaves for seven long years.

With its vivid, fascinating portrayal of the colorful streets of London and the endless landscapes of the New World, plus an unforgettable cast of heroes and villains, lovers, and rebels, hypocrites, hell-raisers, and whores, A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

About Ken Follett

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Before Ken Follett burst onto the book world in 1978 with Eye of the Needle , he was a little-known novelist who had written ten books, all under pseudonyms, in his spare time.  Eye of the Needle became an international bestseller, won the Edgar Award, and was made into a major film starring Kate Nelligan and Donald Sutherland.The critical and popular success of that novel and its  follow-ups, Triple (1979), The Key to Rebecca (1980), The Man from St. Petersburg (1982), and Lie Down with Lions (1986), moved Follett to the forefront of the world's espionage novelists.  The Key to Rebecca was made into a mini-series starring Cliff Robertson and David Soul.  Follett's first nonfiction ven
Published November 17, 2010 by Fawcett. 580 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction


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