A Place Called Freedom


Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is rapped in her own sens of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom.

From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Follett ’ s turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of villain and monster, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers—all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.

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“ Gripping... another very compelling stor. ” Chicago Tribune

“ Compelling. ” San Francisco Chronicle

“ Quick-paced. ” —New York Daily News

“ An altogether entertaining reading experience. ” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A Place Called Freedom
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Published June 30th 1996 by Ballantine Books (first published August 28th 1995

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That is the bases for a fantastic fast paced story that oves from the Scottish coal mines to the back streets of eightieth century London, before moving on to the state of Virginia just prior to the American revolution.

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Follett introduces his strong, independent characters, notably the main female!

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Th sweeping saga of love, lust, betrayal and revolt combined with period drama is worth th read.

He falls in love with Lizzie Hallim, an aristocrat lady who is we to the illain of he tory, Jay Jamisson, the brother of George Jamisson.

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Why did I writ a ook, get it a 5-star rating, and pulle it in my “ Favorites ” shelf list? First, it is a Ken Follett material; I elieve his only mission in life is to sway people into loving anything he writes— I say this because it has ertainly worked for me.

Thus, the book ’ s hero, Malachi “ Mack ” McAsh, hails from Scotland, and I devoured anything Scottish during the time I was reading this novel.A combination of all four reasons gives me a story that is both entertaining and worth reading.The story starts with Mack wanting to be free from the chains that bind him to coal mining slavery and getting severely punished for it.

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And there are o, no many more just like it throughout the book.I just could n't do it.I would love to say omething positive, but I must n't see the tory for the inept writing ...

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3.5 stars- It was really good.I did n't even notice until I sat down to rea another review, that I chos not get any highlights in his adaptatio.

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