Juliet Gilkes Romero

The Whip

As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians of all parties gather to abolish the slave trade once and for all. However, the price of freedom turns out to be a multi-billion-pound bailout for the slave owners rather than the enslaved. As morality and cunning compete amongst power hungry men, two women navigate their way to the true seat of political influence, challenging members of parliament who dare deny them their say. The Whip is the 2020 winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award. 

“A brilliant, provocative work that shines an uncomfortable light on one of the most shameful chapters of British history.”