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She Rises by Kate Worsley
  

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If the incredibly beautiful cover isn’t enough to entice you, the equally brilliant narrative voices that tell the story of Luke (in third person) and Louisa (in first) certainly should. A lush, clever and engaging novel, powerfully and, at times, very erotically written with a fantastic twist at the end this is a novel that deserves to be read.

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She Rises by Kate Worsley

Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an eighteenth-century Essex farm, has long been warned of the lure of the sea - after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work as a maid in the naval port of Harwich, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. Fifteen-year-old Luke has been press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. Aching for the girl he left behind, he must learn fast if he is to survive.

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An immensely enjoyable novel, full of energy, intelligence and delicious turns of phrase. Worsley does just what a great historical novelist should do: she inhabits her characters without strain, without fuss, but with obvious assurance, making them and their period feel utterly close and convincing. I can't wait to see more of her fiction - Sarah Waters

If you like romance you'll love this debut novel by Kate Worsley. A gripping and touching tale - Sunday Express

About the Author

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 follow-spot operator, and has an MA in Creative Writing (Novels) from City University London. She now lives on the Essex coast. She Rises is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Kate Worsley

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781408835920

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