BOOK REVIEW / Paperbacks: Sacred Hunger - Barry Unsworth: Penguin, pounds 6.99

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The Independent Culture
Old-fashioned seafaring story with a conscience, joint winner of last year's Booker Prize, and itself a tale of two men - one who signs on as ship's doctor for a slave voyage, the other the son of the ship's owner. Carefully researched, rich in brutal details of the slave trade, this is narrative on a grand scale.