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Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an eighteenth-century Essex farm, has long been warned of the lure of the sea - after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work as a maid in the naval port of Harwich, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. Fifteen-year-old Luke has been press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. Aching for the girl he left behind, he must learn fast if he is to survive. Louise and Luke's new worlds are dangerous and exciting, and when they collide the consequences are astonishing.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408835920
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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An immensely enjoyable novel, full of energy, intelligence and delicious turns of phrase. Worsley does just what a great historical novelist should do: she inhabits her characters without strain, without fuss, but with obvious assurance, making them and their period feel utterly close and convincing. I can't wait to see more of her fiction * Sarah Waters *
If you like romance you'll love this debut novel by Kate Worsley. A gripping and touching tale * Sunday Express *
This debut novel leaves convention behind to tell a rollicking story of love and adventure. Harwich is gloriously reinvented as a place of smuggling, secrets and a decidedly contemporary passion. This is a fresh take on historical fiction; enjoyably witty and playful * The Times *
The compelling story centres on a dairymaid starting a new life and brilliantly depicts the dark life of drunken sailors and their brutal hardships * Sunday Telegraph *
An utterly transporting depiction of life above, and below, deck * Vogue *

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“A fascinating tale.”

This feels like a very well researched novel. The writer immerses you in the mid-18th century world of her characters. The two central stories are brought closer and closer together as the narrative unwinds and this... More

Hardback edition
8th June 2013
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“An interesting and exciting read”

The real merit of this book, for me, lies in its climax, close to its conclusion, in the form of a twist. The two narratives (of estranged siblings, Louise and Luke) knit neatly and satisfyingly together in an... More

Hardback edition
23rd April 2013
Helpful? Upvote 40

“A good first novel”

Usually I'm not a big fan of historical novels but I was drawn to this from the first time I saw it by its beautiful cover. I was pleasantly surprised by the book itself, the descriptions are beautiful and you... More

Hardback edition
23rd March 2013
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