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Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez
Length: 434 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
Age Category: New Adult
Date Published: 21 June 2018
Amazon Link: UK
On tumultuous waters a girl is born as pirates board the ship...
Jiddy Vardy is a survivor.
Rescued at birth, she grows up in Robin Hood's Bay, a community which harbours a dangerous secret that could get you killed.
Always the outsider, with her dark skirt and hair, at sixteen Jiddy is clever, brave and headstrong, soon risking her life and freedom to play her part in the Bay's clandestine activities.
Then, just as romance blossoms and Jiddy finally feels like she belongs, figures from the past threaten to tear her world apart, and she has to decide where her loyalties truly lie.
A thrilling tale of one girl's search for identity and love, set against a backdrop of wild seas, smuggling and violence.
Ruth began her career in theatre and television around the UK, working in props, acting and stage management, before becoming a fiction writer. Theatres and TV companies include Opera North, Harrogate Theatre-in-Education Company, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and ITV’s Emmerdale.
Ruth has taught scriptwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University and was previously a scriptwriter on the Children’s TV series, Bob the Builder.
Ruth now writes for adults and young people and her published novels include historical fiction: Jiddy Vardy, Jiddy Vardy – High Tide and Meeting Coty, contemporary: Erosion, and YA: The Monster Belt. Place and identity feature strongly in all Ruth’s work.
Currently, Ruth is also Project Coordinator of the Portico Sadie Massey Awards for young readers and writers, an annual short story and book review competition based at the historic Portico Library, Manchester.
Facebook page: @ruthestevezM