Human bondage connects the lives of people on three continents in this sprawling saga of trans-Atlantic enslavement. Ackroyd’s historical novel examines slavery in 1800 from the perspectives of dozens of perpetrators and victims. One plotline involves wealthy Scottish financiers of the slavery trade, including Aaron Migu, a businessman who outfits the schooner The Spirit of … Continue reading Kirkus Reviews: Slaves, Masters and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd
Across the Rift: World War Two Novel in Rhythmic Prose (Colonial Historical Fiction Series) by H. Ann Ackroyd is set at the backdrop of World War 2 that explores the lives of the members of the same family living at different countries during the war. It explores the impact of the war on them, the … Continue reading The Moving Words Review: ACROSS THE RIFT
In the turmoil and pain of the Black Lives Matter movement and George Floyd’s death, it’s clear that the legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and human rights violation in America lives on. To know how that legacy got started, the book, “Slaves, Masters and Traders” by H. Ann Ackroyd takes a unique perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYyKeuyezE0&t=13s In … Continue reading THE TIMELY BOOK ON RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
In the book, Across The Rift, here are the images which provide backdrop of the story: Corpse Flower on Chapter 23 Stork-nest in Rust, Burgenland, Austria on Chapter 23 Lake Neusiedl at the end of Chapter 33 The results of the London Bombings: the scenes Helen experienced when searching for her son Malcolm in Chapter 43: Hitler's … Continue reading Images of Across The Rift (World War II Novel)
These are photos of the evacuation of Allied forces from the beach of Dunkirk, where they were trapped by the German Army at the beginning of June,1940. The photos depict the historical background of Malcolm’s and Werner’s experiences (Chapters 40 and 41 of Across the Rift) as seen from the British and German points of … Continue reading EVACUATION OF ALLIED FORCES FROM DUNKIRK
These are the photos during the Allied bombing of Vienna and the arrival of the Russians in the Spring of 1945. Chapters 80 to 84 in Across The Rift describe the event.
This photo provides the backdrop for chapters 2 and 13 of Across the Rift, in which the teenagers Werner and Sofie witness the presence of Hitler in Vienna in the spring of 1938.