I am going to give away a copy of Dido's Prize along with a couple of extras and my rules for this Giveaway are very simple: In the comment thread below, please give the year in which slavery was abolished by the British. That's it! That's all I want to know. And yes, I will ship anywhere!
NOTE: I am realizing from the answers that perhaps I need to word the question more carefully so - In what year did the abolition of slavery take effect in the British colonies? (Not the year that the act was passed and not the year the apprenticeship period ended but the actual year that the act abolishing slavery came into effect. I hope this helps and I'm truly very sorry for the confusion.)
I'll put the names of all who got the correct answer in a hat on the 8th when the Giveaway ends and choose one.
Do take the time to visit the other participating blogs too, as I'm sure there'll be a slew of great books on offer.