Place Called Freedom (Mass Market)

By Ken Follett

Ballantine Books, 9780449225158, 464pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 1996

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2011)

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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 trapped in her own kind 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 heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers—all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.

About the Author

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, includes the bestselling Fall of GiantsWinter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

Praise For Place Called Freedom

Praise for A Place Called Freedom
"Gripping . . . a very entertaining tale." Chicago Tribune
"Compelling." San Francisco Chronicle
"Quick-paced." New York Daily News
"An altogether entertaining reading experience." Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Follett skillfully combines tension, eroticism, and an unusual locale." —Detroit Free Press

"A richly colored plot . . . Entertaining." —Lexington Herald-Leader

"Superb storytelling." —West Coast Review of Books

"The action and the tension should keep fans happily turning pages." —Booklist