Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The bastard son of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, is named the new Royal Governor of New Jersey, but all he has achieved is threatened when the colonies, led by influential figures including his own father, begin the fight for independence--a cause he refuses to support.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062241924
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cabot 2013
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 24 cm


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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.

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

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