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Kate Mosse and Kim Sherwood

Pirates and Powerful Women

Hay Festival 2023, 

Get an exclusive preview of Kate Mosse’s epic new novel, The Ghost Ship, and an introduction to Kim Sherwood’s historical novel A Wild & True Relation. The Ghost Ship is inspired by the real-life story of pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and follows two women in 1621. A Wild & True Relation opens during the Great Storm of 1703, as smuggler Tom West confronts his lover Grace for betraying him to the Revenue, and takes her orphaned daughter Molly on board ship disguised as a boy to join his crew. Sherwood and Mosse discuss writing powerful women, and books inspired by moments and people in history.

Kate Mosse and Kim Sherwood