Miranda

by Elaine Blick


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/11/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781504388061
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781504388085

About the Book

Miranda is a black ex-slave, now the owner of a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the late eighteenth century. Her battle to overcome prejudice and to raise the status of African slaves by teaching them to read and write makes compelling reading. Her personal struggle with an overseer who preys on black women to satisfy his sexual appetite has far-reaching consequences.


About the Author

Elaine Blick was born in Salisbury, England and moved to New Zealand when she was five. She trained as a teacher and holds an MA degree from Auckland University. She also obtained a Diploma in Journalism at Canterbury University and wrote a number of free-lance articles. In the 1970s she moved to London where she taught English at a comprehensive school until she retired. Now she lives in Auckland at a beach on the Manukau Harbour. In this tranquil setting she has written five novels and is now embarked on her sixth. She runs a film club that specialises in literary classics and is also a member of a local golf club.