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A CATCH OF CONSEQUENCE Screenplay by BERNIE WILLIAMS, Based on the novel by DIANA NORMAN
 

A CATCH OF CONSEQUENCE
Screenplay by BERNIE WILLIAMS, Based on the novel by DIANA NORMAN

Makepeace Burke runs her late father’s tavern on the Boston waterfront in 1765, serving Patriots like Samuel Adams and other Sons of Liberty. She takes pride in her fledgling country and hates the redcoats with a vengeance – but when an angry mob dumps an unconscious man in the harbor, Makepeace finds she can’t watch even an Englishman drown. She rescues him and nurses him back to health – and falls in love.

In Patriot Boston hers is an unforgivable sin, made worse by the fact that her Englishman turns out to be the aristocratic Sir Philip Dapifer. When the mob returns for revenge, Phillip smuggles Makepeace aboard a ship bound for London and saves her life at the expense of the entire world she knows. They are married at sea.

Makepeace is unprepared for London life, for the social demands of her new position, the scorn of upper class English society, or the vicious attacks of the first Lady Dapifer. But hardship is not new to her, and she knows what survival requires. With the ever changing facets of life you witness the emotional thrill as Makepeace becomes a lady in British Society.

This story will amaze and inspire, rich in period detail, bringing the years of colonial rebellion to vivid life. It is a haunting love story, and an unforgettable portrait of a remarkable woman. It is a richly textured tale of passion, loss, and courage and of the power and the pain wrought from being true to oneself against all odds. A Catch of Consequence is a stylish screenplay of Boston and England, and of a woman who defies convention in both worlds.