About this event
The Barbary Coast, 1621. A mysterious vessel silently rides the swell. She is known only as the Ghost Ship. For these past months, her crew has fought to liberate those enslaved by corsairs. But the two bravest mariners on board are not who they seem. And the stakes could not be higher: if captured, they will be hanged for their alleged crimes…
Kate Mosse’s new novel is an epic tale of courageous women battling to survive in a man’s world, of vengeance and breath-taking peril on the High Seas, of long-buried family secrets and a love story spanning three generations…
The Ghost Ship is the third novel in the bestselling series The Joubert Family Chronicles, following The Burning Chambers and The City of Tears, which have together sold more than 400,000 copies.
Founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and recently launched Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction, Mosse is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and non-fiction writer.
Her most recent feminist non-fiction book, Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World, is now the basis for a one-woman theatre show in which Mosse will celebrate the lives of extraordinary, brilliant, trail-blazing and heroic women from throughout history whose names deserve to be better known.
“I’m delighted that Mantle will be publishing my gender-swapping story of love and adventure at sea, inspired in part by the real-life stories of 18th century pirate duo Anne Bonny and Mary Read.” ~ Kate Mosse
Presented by City Books. This special evening features Kate in conversation with local author and journalist Alexandra Heminsley, plus Q&A and book signing.