Rebecca Fraser is a writer and broadcaster who has worked as a publisher’s editor and journalist.Her previous work includes a biography of Charlotte Bronte which put Charlotte in her proper context by examining her life within the framework of contemporary attitudes to women. Rebecca Fraser was President of the Brontë Society for many years . She wrote the Introduction to the Everyman Edition of Shirley and The Professor and is a contirbutor to the BBC History website. Her most recent book, The Story of Britain is a highly readable account of British history.It has been described as "an elegantly written,impressively well-‐informed single-‐volume history of how England was governed during the past 2000 years." Her new book The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America, follows the families who sailed on the Mayflower and sheds new light on the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness. But the story did not end with the Pilgrims treacherous transatlantic journey or their first uncertain years All settlers had to become linguists, traders and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country.With the aid of new contemporary documents Rebecca Fraser brings to life the adventures of an ordinary family,the Winslows, made less ordinary by their responses to the challenges of the New World.Read more Read less
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