Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot
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Intriguing historical fiction; a laudable interpretation of colonial life.


Benjamin Frankiln’s Bastard by Sally Cabot is an absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction that brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution — the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them both.

William Franklin, the son of Benjamin and his favorite mistress, Anne, is raised by Deborah, Benjamin’s wife. A steadfast loyalist, he and his father cannot reconcile their wildly disparate views, causing a rift in the bond both thought unbreakable.

Fascinating and heartbreaking, Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard is a gripping tale of family, love, and war, set against one of America’s most fascinating periods of history.


About Sally Cabot

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Sally Cabot lives in Brewster, Massachusetts, with her husband Tom. A lifelong resident of New England, she is active in the local historical society and creates tours that showcase the three-hundred-year history of her village.
Published May 7, 2013 by William Morrow. 373 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 25 2013

Intriguing historical fiction; a laudable interpretation of colonial life.

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