Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

eBook - 2013
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An absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction, set in colonial Philadelphia, that brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution--the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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chansen59
Mar 20, 2014

Sally Cabot also writes historical fiction under the name Sally Gunning.

7Olivia142 Oct 20, 2013

I love historical fiction and I'm very particular about what I read. I really enjoyed this book but was disappointed to find the author has only written this one book.

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dixiedog
Oct 06, 2013

This book was a delightful historical fiction about the life of Benjamin Franklin. He is portrayed as quite a scoundrel with a very active libido which the author touches on very tastefully. The reader sees time and time again how he has very little ethics when it comes to women sharing his bed. Ben Franklin becomes torn somewhat between his former lover and future wife Deborah and former lover Anne and their son William. Sally Cabot holds your interest by almost alternating every other chapter between Deborah and Anne who are pawns Benjamin Franklin manipulates while his influence and affluence increases in Philadelphia. The later part of the book deals more with Franklin’s deteriorating relationship with his son William as the American colonies start their movement towards independence. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Oct 07, 2013

dixiedog thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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