Saltblood

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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.

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‘A gripping tale of one woman’s extraordinary adventures … Saltblood is a triumph of the imagination’ ELODIE HARPER
‘A ravishing picaresque told with fireworks, finesse and gusto’ PAUL LYNCH
‘Saltblood is exquisite. The writing is sumptuous and lyrical, the story fascinating’ LOUISE O’NEILL

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.

‘Startling, fresh and brilliant’ ANNA MAZZOLA
‘A wonderful tale and so exquisitely told … Master and Commander meets Thelma & Louise’ JAMES OSWALD
‘A thrilling, gender-shaking roar of a tale every reader will enjoy’ NEIL BLACKMORE
Saltblood is a complete triumph. A glittering jewel of a novel; a treasure chest of delight. I cannot bring myself to put it down’ E.S. THOMSON

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Weight 456 g
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

C format

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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