Kate Worsley, author of She Rises, on tour in June/July 2013

Posted By on March 12, 2013

She RisesAbout She Rises

Hardcover: 432 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (June 18, 2013)

A panoramic historical novel of love, adventure, and identity—with an astonishing twist.
 
It is 1740 and Louise Fletcher, a young maid, has been warned of the lure of the sea for as long as she can remember—after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work in the bustling naval port of Harwich serving a wealthy captain’s daughter, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. There she meets Rebecca, her haughty and fascinating mistress.

Intertwined with Louise’s story is that of fifteen-year-old Luke, who is beaten and press ganged, sent to sea against his will on board the warship Essex in the service of His Majesty’s Navy. He must learn fast and choose his friends well if he is to survive the brutal hardships of a sailor’s life and its many dangers, both up high in the rigging and in the dark decks down below.

She Rises brings to vivid life both land and sea in Georgian England, but explores a thoroughly modern and complex love story. Bold, brilliant, and utterly original, She Rises is an accomplished and gripping search for identity and survival.

“An immensely enjoyable novel, full of energy, intelligence and delicious turns of phrase.  I can’t wait to see more of her fiction.” —Sarah Waters
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“Richly atmospheric . . . This unusual, seductive period tale of love and transformation creates its own memorable world.” Kirkus Reviews
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DownloadedFile-3About Kate Worsley

Kate Worsley was born in Preston, Lancashire, and studied English at University College London. She has worked variously as a journalist, a massage practitioner, and spotlight operator, and has a master’s in creative writing (novels) from City University London. She now lives on the Essex coast. She Rises is her first novel.

 

Kate Worsley’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 3rd:  Bookworm Meets Bookworm

Wednesday, June 5th:  Literally Jen

Thursday, June 6th:  Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Monday, June 10th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, June 13th:  West Metro Mommy

Wednesday, June 19th:  Confessions of an Avid Reader

Thursday, June 20th:  Lit and Life

Thursday, June 20th:  Read. Write. Discuss – author guest post

Monday, June 24th:  Broken Teepee

Tuesday, June 25th:  Let Them Read Books

Friday, June 28th:  Unabridged Chick

Monday, July 1st:  Bookfoolery

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