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Published: May 2019
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Author: Meg Caddy
BIC Subject: General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
 
Published: 07-May-2019
Format: Paperback, 288 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781925773460
Stock Code: 5773460
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Anne Bonny was eighteen when she ran away from her violent husband, James, into the arms of pirate captain Calico Jack Rackham. Now she?s ensconced aboard Jack?s ship Ranger, passing as a cabin boy and playing her ruthless part in a crew that is raining down mayhem and murder on the ships of the Caribbean. But James Bonny is willing to pay to get his 'property? back. And pirate-hunter Captain Barnet is happy to take his money. The Ranger?s a fast ship- Anne might just be able to outrun Barnet. But can she outrun the consequences of her relationship with Calico Jack?Devil's Ballast is action-packed yet nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass. Based on the true story of Anne Bonny, this new novel by the remarkable Meg Caddy brings to life one of history?s most fascinating anti-heroines.Anne Bonny was eighteen when she ran away from her violent husband, James, into the arms of pirate captain Calico Jack Rackham. Now she?s ensconced aboard Jack?s ship Ranger, passing as a cabin boy and playing her ruthless part in a crew that is raining down mayhem and murder on the ships of the Caribbean. But James Bonny is willing to pay to get his 'property? back. And pirate-hunter Captain Barnet is happy to take his money. The Ranger?s a fast ship- Anne might just be able to outrun Barnet. But can she outrun the consequences of her relationship with Calico Jack?Devil's Ballast is action-packed yet nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass. Based on the true story of Anne Bonny, this new novel by the remarkable Meg Caddy brings to life one of history?s most fascinating anti-heroines.
Meg Caddy is a bookseller by day and a boarding-school tutor by night. Her first book, Waer, was shortlisted for the 2013 Text Prize and the 2017 CBCA Children?s Book Awards. She lives with two rescue cats and an ever-expanding bookshelf.
 
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