Hero da Costa is the only child of John da Costa, a former black slave from the West Indies. Her white mother is the daughter of a Jewish merchant who owns a pub. She died giving birth to Hero. Hero's father has been taken away to be sent back to the slave plantation on Barbados, the pub is to be sold, and Hero has been forced to move in with her mother's family in the East End of London. They despise her for being half black and treat her cruelly. But Hero has fighting spirit and determination to rescue her father. But ...

Hero 2002, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192751973

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Hero 2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192718532

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