Saltblood: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • Saltblood: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • Saltblood: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
zoom
Saltblood: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

Saltblood: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£16.99
Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 25/04/2024
For UK delivery on the day of publication, please select ‘First Class Delivery’ on the delivery step.
Available in 7 days
  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

Reimagining the life of groundbreaking seventeenth-century woman pirate Mary Read, de Tores' dynamic debut entwines themes of gender and survival into a rollicking period adventure story.

Exclusive Edition with sprayed edges - A Standard Edition is also available

In a rented room outside Plymouth in 1685, a daughter is born as her half-brother is dying. Her mother makes a decision: Mary will become Mark, and Ma will continue to collect his inheritance money.

Mary’s dual existence as Mark will lead to a role as a footman in a grand house, serving a French mistress; to the navy, learning who to trust and how to navigate by the stars; and to the army and the battlegrounds of Flanders, finding love among the bloodshed and the mud. But none of this will stop Mary yearning for the sea.

Drawn back to the water, Mary must reinvent herself yet again, for a woman aboard a ship is a dangerous thing. This time Mary will become something more dangerous than a woman.

She will become a pirate.

Breathing life into the Golden Age of Piracy, Saltblood is a wild adventure, a treasure trove, weaving an intoxicating tale of gender and survival, passion and loss, journeys and transformation, through the story of Mary Read, one of history’s most remarkable figures.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781526680266
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

Prophet Song
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Strange Sally Diamond
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi
Added to basket
Antarctica
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
This Family
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
The Marriage Portrait
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Last Devil to Die
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Small Things Like These
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Close to Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Bride
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“Pirate life in fascinating detail”

Based on the stories of Mary Read and Anne Bonny, Saltblood is a fictional account of their lives, using as much documentation as was available to the author.
It begins with Mary's birth in a rented room near... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

“The Golden Age of Piracy”

The golden age of pirates is always fascinating and the story of Mary Read often gets overlooked. Along with Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny these are the more fascinating pirates. Francesca has done a great job piecing... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

“"These are the first days of the first republic of salt"”

I received a proof copy of this book from the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. In short, I loved it, and will be recommending to so many people.

Every so often, I read a historical fiction... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: