A Wild & True Relation

A Wild & True Relation

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/02/2023
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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.

Leaving Grace's cottage in flames, he takes her orphaned daughter Molly on board ship disguised as a boy to join his crew. But Molly, or Orlando as she must call herself, will grow up to outshine all the men of Tom's company and seek revenge - and a legacy - all of her own.

Woven into Molly's story are the writers - from Celia Fiennes and George Eliot to Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens - who are transfixed by her myth and who, over three centuries, come together to solve the mystery of her life. With extraordinary verve , Sherwood remakes the eighteenth-century novel and challenges women's writing and women's roles throughout history.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349015361
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 820g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 48 mm

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A Wild & True Relation
Sweeping, romantic, subtle
Kim Sherwood is one of those authors who refuses to be trapped in one genre or another. She's written historical fiction about the Holocaust. She's written... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
A Wild & True Relation
Among the smuggler coves and creeks of Devon once lived a great woman
I had recently enjoyed Kim Sherwood’s 007 novel and the late great Hilary Mantel said this is remarkable so I made my request for this without reading much... READ MORE
Anne O'Connell
A Wild & True Relation
Fine swashbuckler with literary overtones
With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance review copy. I was drawn to this book by the Hilary Mantel endorsement, as well as the descripti... READ MORE
A Wild & True Relation
An exciting story of folklore, storytelling, and the role of women’s writers
The story of orphan Molly Tucker, the reader follows her life as she grows up under the protection of free-reader and captain, Tom West: a legend, not for ... READ MORE