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How does a girl become a pirate? Infamous 18th-century pirate Mary Read tells the story of her childhood in this compelling novel by award-winning author Ros Barber.

At the gallows in Port Royal, Jamaica, the crew of Calico Jack is about to be hanged. One of them holds a secret that will delay her execution. But how did she get there?

Twenty-five years earlier in Devon, England, a child known as ‘Tyke’ is plotting with her eight-year-old brother to kill the Dutch sailor who raped their mother. When the plan goes wrong, Tyke is knocked unconscious, and her brother disappears. In London, disguised as a boy, she soon discovers deceit is her only path to freedom.  The origin story of Mary Read is the powerful tale of one girl’s quest for independence.

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Praise for The Marlowe Papers

 

“Themes of identity and self-esteem, of truth and loyalty, give substance to Barber's enthralling plot in a work that combines historical erudition with a sharply satisfying read.” – The Independent

 

“This is a remarkable book.” – New York Times

 

Praise for Devotion

 

“Intelligent, poetic writing ... Barber weaves together the struggles of these complex characters with taut, high-stakes encounters in episodic chapters, making this a pacy novel in spite of the weighty subject matter.” – Times Literary Supplement

 

“Compelling... a novel so animated with fascinating, troubling ideas.” – The Guardian

 

Details

Publisher - Phoebus Books

Author(s) - Ros Barber

Paperback

Published Date - June 12 2023

ISBN - 9781739400712

Dimensions - 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm

Page Count - 222

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