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Black Dawn

(1977)
(The fourth book in the Caribee of the Hiltons series)
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The year is 1810.

When Richard Hilton arrives in Jamaica it is to take up the post offered by his uncle, managing the family plantations, and to perhaps one day inherit them.

But that day comes sooner than he, or his brother older Anthony who accompanies him, could possibly expect.

Thrust into his unexpected role as owner upon arrival, it soon becomes clear that while both are the sons of a prominent abolitionist, they both have very different stances on the matter.

Not everyone approves of Richard's egalitarian approach and the rumours begin to spread.

Entangled with women each more beautiful and dangerous than the last, Richard flees the island, ashamed and disgusted with himself following a drunken night of passion.

Which suits society very well...

His rakish brother Anthony takes over, a man consumed by power, by a sexual hunger, and driven beyond the bounds of depraved island society.

Before long, the once progressive Hilton plantation is now a backwater ruled savagely by the lash, and thoughts wonder to people past...

Shipwrecked and near dead, Richard nonetheless endures.

In his self-imposed exile, Richard discovers himself as he's plunged into the wider turbulence of the Caribbean, fighting against his own kind.

Wars rage and battles are lost or won, but always in the distance is the soft cry of Jamaica, and the desire to bring the ideal of abolition to a reality, and restore himself as rightful owner.

'Black Dawn' is masterfully written, Christopher Nicole's historical novel combines romance and intrigue, adventure and social history, in a gripping piece of epic storytelling.

Praise for Christopher Nicole:

'A sensual, passion-packed saga!' - Publishers Weekly

Sex and violence... fast-paced, entertaining, appealing!' - Library Journal

Christopher Nicole was born and brought up in British Guyana and the West Indies. His output of books has been prolific and many of his novels are historical with a Caribbean background.



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Used availability for Christopher Nicole's Black Dawn

Hardback Editions

January 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Dawn
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-304-29784-4 / 978-0-304-29784-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black dawn
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-312-08307-6 / 978-0-312-08307-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

November 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Black Dawn
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-451-08342-3 / 978-0-451-08342-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Dawn
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-552-10918-5 / 978-0-552-10918-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Dawn (Caribee of the Hiltons Book 4)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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