Bonny & Read (Hardback)
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Bonny & Read (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 04/08/2022
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The stunning new feminist retelling of the real-life female pirates of the Caribbean

'A cracking read. . . Fascinating, complex characters and a real page-turner!'
LIZ HYDER, author of THE GIFTS

'Bonny and Read has it all. Adventure, atmosphere, sizzling suspense and unforgettable characters. Such a brilliant debut!'
SD SYKES, author of THE GOOD DEATH

'A deftly told tale of the complexities of friendship, female identity & freedom, featuring two remarkable women determined to define their own destinies . . . the pages turn themselves'
ANITA FRANK, author of THE LOST ONES

'What a debut! A fabulous, dangerous sea-shanty of a story'
KATIE MUNNIK, author of THE AERIALISTS

'A wonderful story, so beautifully told and absolutely gripping to the very end'
EMMA CARROLL

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Rebels. Pirates. Women.

Caribbean, 1720. Two extraordinary women are on the run - from their pasts, from the British Navy and the threat of execution, and from the destiny that fate has written for them.

Plantation owner's daughter, runaway wife, pirate - Anne Bonny has forged her own story in a man's world. But when she is involved in the capture of a British merchant ship, she is amazed to find another woman amongst the crew, with a history as unconventional as her own. Dressed as a boy from childhood, Mary Read has been a soldier, a sailor, a widow - but never a woman in charge of her own destiny.

As their exhilarating, tumultuous exploits find fame, the ballad of Bonny and Read is sung from shore to shore - but when you swim against the tide of history, freedom is a dangerous thing...

An exuberant reimagining of the extraordinary story of Bonny & Read - trailblazing, boundary-defying, swashbuckling heroines whose story deserves to be known. Perfect for fans of Ariadne, The Mercies and The Familiars.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529395686
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 32 mm

Jess Kidd and Julie Walker In Conversation

Jess Kidd and Julie Walker In Conversation

Nottingham
Tuesday 6th September 18:30 - 20:30

We are thrilled to welcome Jess Kidd and Julie Walker to discuss their latest novels 'The Night Ship' and 'Bonny and Read'!

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“Fabulous swashbuckling adventure featuring Anne Bonny and Mary Read”

“Oh terror of women upon the seas,
And they did sail and they did please
Themselves alone as they did steal
Men’s lives away with ease.” from ‘The Ballad of Bonny & Read’.

My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton... More

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Rory

“Favourite book of the year”

Bonny & Read tells the story of two eighteenth century female pirates from different walks of life.

Anne Bonny and Mary Read are two of the most inspiring and determined characters you will ever meet. They... More

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“Bringing Anne Bonny and Mary Read to life!”

I have been intrigued by the historical figures of Anne Bonny and Mary Read for a long time. There’s something inspiring about these women who completely rejected what society expected of them.

This book really... More

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