The Ghost Ship

No.1 Bestselling author Kate Mosse will be in conversation with Gill Hart at Lincoln Museum (formerly The Collection) on Friday 30th June at 7pm about her new historical novel, The Ghost Ship; an epic love story of concealed identity, piracy and revenge. This tale of defiant women in a man’s world is inspired by the real-life story of 18th century pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

The Barbary Coast, 1621. A mysterious vessel floats silently on the water. It is known only as the Ghost Ship. For months it has hunted pirates to liberate those enslaved during the course of their merciless raids, manned by a courageous crew of mariners from Italy and France, Holland and the Canary Islands. Now the Ghost Ship is under attack, its hull splintered, its sails tattered and burnt, and the crew at risk of capture and the bravest among those on board are not who they seem. The stakes could not be higher: if arrested, the crew will be hanged for their alleged crimes. Can they survive the journey and escape their fate?

Kate Mosse is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and non-fiction writer. Her ten novels and short-story collections, include The Joubert Family Chronicles (The Burning Chambers, The City of Tears and now The Ghost Ship) – as well as the multi-million selling Languedoc Trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel), and number one bestselling Gothic fiction The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter.

Her highly acclaimed non-fiction includes An Extra Pair of Hands and Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World. The latter was the basis for her recent highly acclaimed one-woman theatre show and features the real-life historical characters who inspired The Ghost Ship.

The Founder and Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Non-Fiction, Kate is also the Founder of the global #WomanInHistory campaign. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she is a Visiting Professor of Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester and President of the Festival of Chichester.

Tickets are available at £7 standard ticket / £26 single ticket including book / £29 couple ticket including book from Lindum Books, or online via