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A Place Called Freedom
A Place Called Freedom
Author: Ken Follett
Set in 1767, this book follows the adventures of an idealistic young coal miner from Scotland who believes there must be more to life than working down the pit. The miner, Mack McAsh, eventually runs away in order to find work and a new life in London. Eventually McAsh becomes a leader amongst the working classes of the city and become...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780449225158
ISBN-10: 0449225151
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 437
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A great story about a family of Scottish immigrants in 1766. Ken Follett is amazing!
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Not my usual reading, but I really enjoyed this
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If you have never read Ken Follett you should! In this novel he blends history with fiction and gets a great read!
wespack avatar reviewed A Place Called Freedom on + 8 more book reviews
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A great author. His character's are a study of human nature. Historical fiction at its best. He puts the reader
in the time and place
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Intriguing book! I enjoyed the plot and characters. It described the basic struggle and desire of all humans: freedom, even with the impossible roadblocks others put on them. I recommend this book!
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This book provides good insight into human injustice and slavery in Europe, as well as America, in the 18th century. Poor and uneducated people of every race were taken advantage of. Follett does an excellent job of weaving a tale of love and loss into the political and social history of England and the American colonies in the 1770's.
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Mack McAsh struggles out of his life of misery in the mines of England in 1766 and eventually makes his way to America during the American Revolution. His only ally is the love of his life, Lizzie Hallim who is trapped in her own kind of hell and together they search for a place called "freedom". A wonderful story.
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Not one of my favorite stories by Ken Follett. Even thought the theme is good and interesting, it lacks in detail and character depht. It was a quick read but easily forgettable.


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