Blog · Posted September 28, 2023
Kate Mosse in conversation with Paula Hawkins, talking about her new novel.
Kate Mosse was in conversation with Paula Hawkins about her new historical novel, The Ghost Ship – an epic love story of concealed identity, piracy and revenge. This tale of defiant women in a man’s world is inspired by the real-life story of 18th century pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
The Barbary Coast, 1621. A mysterious vessel floats silently on the water. It is known only as the Ghost Ship. For months it has hunted pirates to liberate those enslaved during the course of their merciless raids, manned by a courageous crew of mariners. Now the Ghost Ship is under attack, its hull splintered, its sails tattered and burnt, and the crew at risk of capture and the bravest among those on board are not who they seem. The stakes could not be higher: if arrested, the crew will be hanged for their alleged crimes. Can they survive the journey and escape their fate?
Kate Mosse is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and non-fiction writer. Her ten novels and short-story collections include The Joubert Family Chronicles: The Burning Chambers, The City of Tears and now The Ghost Ship. The latter was the basis for her recent, highly-acclaimed one-woman theatre show and features the real-life historical characters.
Bookseller Sarah can highly recommend whole The Joubert series:
“Kate Mosse does a phenomonal job of hooking her readers in from the very first page. Her latest historical saga is a fantastic page-turner, and, despite its length, you will easily be swept up onto the Ghost Ship and into its adventure with the rest of it’s crew. This novel can easily be read as part of the series or as a stand-alone so do not feel as though you would miss out if you have not read the previous two books (although I can highly recommend those too!).”
“Another meticulously researched and stunningly written novel by a much-loved and highly accomplished author. I adored it!” –Santa Montefiore