Wayward Voyage

Wayward Voyage

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/04/2021
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Synopsis

Anne is a headstrong young girl growing up in the frontier colony of Carolina in the early eighteenth century. With the death of her mother, and others she holds dear, Anne discovers that life is uncertain, so best live it to the full. She rejects the confines of conventional society and runs away to sea, finding herself in The Bahamas, which has become a nest for pirates plaguing the West Indies.

Increasingly dissatisfied with her life, Anne meets a charismatic former pirate, John 'Calico Jack' Rackham, and persuades him to take up pirating again, and she won't be left onshore. The Golden Age of Piracy is a period when frontiers were being explored and boundaries pushed. Wayward Voyage creates a vivid and gritty picture of colonial life in the Americas and at sea.

"Anna is a natural storyteller and a gifted writer with colourful language that makes the reader so absorbed that they feel they are part of the adventure."
The Bahamas Historical Society

"Holmes’s depiction of the rough lingo and harsh conditions on tall ships at sea and dimly lit establishments ashore demonstrates both historical fidelity and rich imagination."
A Woman’s Write

  • Publisher: The Book Guild Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913551728
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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Wayward Voyage
A good piratical read
I enjoyed this story about Anne Bonny and her relationship with Jack Rackham. Hers was a story I knew nothing about at all, so this was an immersive way of... READ MORE
Diana
Wayward Voyage
A vivid historical novel of a woman who refuses the predictable for a life of adventure
Anne Bonny never got over a voyage to the new world as a child. A wild child who longed to climb the highest mask, fight with any weapon, live for the mome... READ MORE
Sarah