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The Ballad of Jacquotte

The Ballad of Jacquotte

by Briony Cameron

Publisher Piatkus


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  • Hardback
  • UK First Edition, First Printing

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'Packed full of action, excitement, peril and romance on the high seas, this is the sapphic pirate book of my dreams' SARAH UNDERWOOD, author of Lies We Sing to the Sea

'Thrilling, heart-pounding adventure meets thoughtful feminist history . . . a rare and special tale' VAISHNAVI PATEL, author of Kaikeyi

1656, Saint-Domingue. In the dark confines of a cell, a prisoner is waiting. Soon the hangman will call her name. Jacquotte Delahaye. A name which has struck fear into even the mightiest of empires. For Jacquotte is no ordinary prisoner: she is a pirate.

Fierce. Legendary. Deadly.

As the hangman prepares the noose, Jacquotte's story is told, charting her humble origins from the island of Hispaniola to the deck of a fearsome pirate ship. There, against all odds, she swiftly rises through the ranks, travelling across the Caribbean, facing duels across land and sea, and savouring tender moments stolen in the night.

With the sun rising, can Jacquotte fight her way to freedom and find the woman she loves? Or will she die a legend?

Following one of the first purported female pirates to sail the Caribbean in the seventeenth century, this is a sweeping tale of adventure and buccaneering - and the forbidden love story that will shape the course of history. The perfect read for fans of The Ghost Ship by Kate Mosse and The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.

'A high-stakes, gripping adventure full of heart-pounding duels and bonds that run deeper than blood . . .will stay with readers long after the final page' LILLIE LAINOFF, author of One for All

'Unforgettable female characters, breathless adventure and passion a-plenty' JULIE WALKER, author of Bonny & Read

'Empowering. Uplifting. Illuminating. A tour de force of storytelling!' MENNA VAN PRAAG, author of The Sisters Grimm

'Gritty, exciting, and tender' KATHERINE BEUTNER, author of Killingly

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About the Author

Briony Cameron

Briony Cameron is a queer, disabled writer based in Cardiff. Her father was of Caribbean, Panamanian and Cuban heritage and her mother is of English and Welsh heritage. She studied English and Creative Writing at University, graduating in 2020. She has a keen love of history that began with her first reading ofThe Three Musketeersas a child. She has been writing since she could pick up a pencil, first emulating the comic books her dad raised her on before moving on to novels. In 2020 her short storyThe Nantes Affairwas longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's Short Story Competition, and her debut novel was longlisted that same year for the Penguin WriteNow Competition, and in 2021 it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize. Alongside writing, she is an avid knitter and she loves to play videogames and spend time with her dog, Keanu.

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