Signed & Dedicated Edition: A Wild & True Relation
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
We are delighted to be welcoming Kim Sherwood to the bookshop to sign and dedicate copies of her new book, A Wild & True Relation. Once Kim has visited, books will be posted out or made ready for collection as soon as possible.
A ground-breaking literary historical novel by the award-winning author of Testament and Double or Nothing, the new Bond series
‘This book is a rarity – a novel as remarkable for the vigour of the storytelling as for its literary ambition. Kim Sherwood is a writer of capacity, potency and sophistication’ HILARY MANTEL’I loved this tremendous book and devoured it in two days. Vividly imagined, relentlessly entertaining, rich and resonant in scope and context, it’s both a thrilling adventure and a vital witness to women’s voices’ EMMA STONEX, author of The LamplightersA 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 to Hester Thrale to George Eliot – who are transfixed by her myth and who, over three centuries, come together to solve the mystery of her life. With extraordinary verve and chutzpah, Sherwood remakes the eighteenth-century Heroical novel and challenges women’s writing and women’s roles throughout history.