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16 February 1989
Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House 
by Elizabeth Keckley.
Oxford, 371 pp., £15.50, July 1988, 0 19 505259 5
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The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke 
by Brenda Stevenson.
Oxford, 609 pp., £22.50, July 1988, 0 19 505238 2
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The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Secole​ in Many Lands 
by Mary Secole.
Oxford, 371 pp., £15.50, July 1988, 0 19 505249 8
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... of intellectual activity to which she had grown accustomed, she writes: ‘I have never felt more hopeful, more cheerful than I do now.’ First published in 1857, The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs MarySecole in Many Lands went into its second printing within 12 months. When it was reissued in Britain in 1984 by the Falling Wall Press it was again greeted with enthusiasm. In part, this has to do ...

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