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The Sugar Barons
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Power, money and corruption in the British Empire- the English families for whom the sugar trade brought wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

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Born in Central America, Matthew Parker spent part of his childhood in the West Indies, acquiring a life-long fascination with the history of the region. Since graduating from Oxford, he has worked as an editorial consultant on a number of works of history, and written three bestselling books. He now lives with his family in east London.

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"Compelling, wonderful . . . The Sugar Barons is an exemplary book; history as it should be written" * Independent *
"Gripping . . . a compendium of greed, horrible ingenuity and wickedness, but also a fascinating and thoughtful social history" -- William Dalrymple
"A shocking tale of corruption and brutality ... an admirable and gripping history" * Sunday Times *
"Very impressive - a meticulously researched piece of work, and so engagingly written ... what a story!" -- Andrea Levy, author of Small Island and Long Song
"A tumultuous rollercoaster of a book ... Mr Parker tells an extraordinary, neglected and shameful history with gusto" * Economist *

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