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by Patrice Lawrence


Part of a fantastic new historical series which has commissioned much-adored and prestigious UK authors of colour to bring to life fascinating figures from UK history. Diver's Daughter is inspired by the story of Jacques Francis, a black salvage diver, hired to help retrieve goods from the Mary Rose in 1546. Follow Eve and her mum, a highly skilled diver on their perilous journey from Southwark to Southampton with its ship wreck and promise of treasure. A great back note from the award-wining Lawrence on the deletion of people of colour from UK history and the significance of Jacques Francis: "There is also the enduring myth that black people can't swim. What the story of Jacques Francis showed was that sometimes, black people were the only people who could swim! Jacques is also one of the first recorded Africans to give evidence in an English court". Expect more than 'just' history, though... Lawrence's talent for brilliantly-paced mysteries sends out sparks with every plot development. "A really interesting story well told. Once started, it was hard to put down. An engrossing look at a section of Tudor life" (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, Letterbox Library reviewer- Diver's Daughter). Age 9-14, Paperback 171 pp


Themes: Black History


SKU: 2928
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