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A Respectable Trade

(1992)
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Set in 18th-century Bristol, this novel charts one man's efforts to move to the wealthy sector of the city - at any cost. To this end, he becomes involved in slave-trading. This is a tale of his ambition, and the plight of one African in particular, brought over to be trained as a model slave.


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Praise for this book

"A tale of the slave trade set in 18th-century Bristol, seen through the eyes of a merchant dealing in African slaves, the slaves themselves, and the merchant's wife whose task it is to prepare her husband's investment for a life of servitude in the drawing rooms of wealthy Bristolians. Philippa Gregory gives a fully rounded view of the dilemmas facing all the characters without moralising." - Elizabeth Chadwick


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Hardback Editions

June 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Respectable Trade (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-7451-7920-7 / 978-0-7451-7920-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Respectable Trade (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-7838-1477-1 / 978-0-7838-1477-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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July 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-06-017663-6 / 978-0-06-017663-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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May 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-224375-X / 978-0-00-224375-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-224159-5 / 978-0-00-224159-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

December 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-647337-7 / 978-0-00-647337-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2008 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Gregory Philippa
ISBN: 1-55468-410-2 / 978-1-55468-410-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-637897-8 / 978-0-00-637897-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canad
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade (Historical Novels)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-7432-7254-4 / 978-0-7432-7254-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-649970-8 / 978-0-00-649970-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-06-109433-1 / 978-0-06-109433-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: A Respectable Trade (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-7451-3740-7 / 978-0-7451-3740-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 1996 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Respectable Trade, a
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-648123-X / 978-0-00-648123-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Not Applicable
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-5082-6730-8 / 978-1-5082-6730-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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November 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-00-726582-4 / 978-0-00-726582-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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November 1998 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Respectable Trade: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 0-7531-0478-4 / 978-0-7531-0478-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Respectable Trade
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Respectable Trade (Historical Novels)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon