Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho is a delightful book, perfect for fans of period drama and other historical fiction. Paterson Joseph has created a wonderful work that breathes life into a man with exuberance and depth, having undergone many trials, that ultimately leads to great feats, including working onstage as Othello and becoming the first black person to cast a vote in England. You truly feel his joy and fear in the happenings of his life; it’s as if you’re there, experiencing them with him. I implore you to read it and not be charmed.

*I was given an advanced copy of this book on Netgalley, but will also be purchasing it - it's that good!

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