Born of the Sea: The Untold Story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

by Kate Castle


Born of the Sea is a short novella based on the true story of the infamous 18th-century gender-bending pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

‘The sea has always felt like my true birthplace. It is where I found myself. It is where I found Mary.’

New Providence island, 1719. A fierce and fearless Anne Bonny joins Jack Rackham and the crew of the pirate ship William, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Born of the Sea follows Anne as she cross-dresses, drinks and fights her way through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. But Anne’s life is changed forever when she meets Mary Read, plotting a new course on a voyage of self-discovery.

‘Consistently engrossing…an absorbing, romantic twist on the traditional pirate’s tale.’ – Kirkus Reviews

‘An engrossing tale…utterly romantic.’ *****

‘A sexy, Sapphic, swashbuckling romp…I loved it.’ *****


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Category: Action & Adventure Romance