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    Readers - Books & Conversations and Sydney Writers Festival present: Francesca De Tores

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    Francesca de Tores plunges into the depths of the true lives of women in piracy's Golden Age.

    A woman aboard a ship is a dangerous thing – so become something more dangerous than a woman. A pirate.  

    Take to the seas in this gripping tale of one of history’s most fascinating characters, Mary Read. Living as both Mark and Mary, Saltblood, the latest novel from Francesca de Tores, weaves a tale of gender and survival.

    Explore the true lives of women in piracy's Golden Age with Francesca and host Michaela Kalowski in this special SWF edition of the Readers: Books and Conversations series. 


    Petersham Bowling Club is honoured to present these events for our community and would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land we meet on and pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging.


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