A Wild and True Relation, with Kim Sherwood (at THE ACORN)
Friday 7th July 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Award-winning author Kim Sherwood’s latest novel, A Wild & True Relation, was described by the late Dame Hilary Mantel as “a rarity – a novel as remarkable for the vigour of the storytelling as for its literary ambition”. During the Great Storm of 1703, smuggler Tom West takes revenge on his lover Grace for betraying him to the Revenue and carries oﬀ her orphaned daughter to join his crew, disguised as a boy. The girl Molly – now Orlando – grows up to outshine all his men and wreak her own revenge. Kim’s new spin on the 18th-century heroical novel challenges women’s roles throughout history.