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Meg Caddy Meg Caddy i(8253253 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Meg Caddy has been a student of Literature and History at the University of Western Australia.

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y separately published work icon Devil's Ballast Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2019 15404439 2019 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'Anne Bonny was eighteen when she ran away from her violent husband, James, into the arms of pirate captain Calico Jack Rackham. Now she’s ensconced aboard Jack’s ship Ranger, passing as a cabin boy and playing her ruthless part in a crew that is raining down mayhem and murder on the ships of the Caribbean. But James Bonny is willing to pay to get his ‘property’ back. And pirate-hunter Captain Barnet is happy to take his money. The Ranger’s a fast ship: Anne might just be able to outrun Barnet. But can she outrun the consequences of her relationship with Calico Jack?

'Devil’s Ballast is action-packed yet nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass. Based on the true story of Anne Bonny, this new novel by the remarkable Meg Caddy brings to life one of history’s most fascinating anti-heroines.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted The Readings Young Adult Book Prize
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Waer Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 8943117 2016 single work novel young adult fantasy

'As night fell, something stirred in the darkness. Birds shrieked, rising into the air as the peace cracked and fell apart. Flashes of crimson uniform cut through the smothering black of the woods. The smell of smoke lifted through the boughs and choked the leaves. A drum beat out a steady pulse as soldiers tore over the dead leaf matter, hacking their way through the web of forest. The prisoner ran. When Lowell Sencha finds the strange girl lying as if dead on the riverbank, he is startled to find that she is like them: waer. Human, but able to assume the form of a wolf. The Sencha family’s small community has kept itself sequestered and unnoticed, free from persecution. The arrival of a fellow traveller, and a hunted one at that, threatens their very survival. Sure enough, the soldiers of the blood-purist Daeman Leldh soon descend on the village searching for her, burning and slaughtering. Lowell and the mysterious stranger are among the few to escape. And now they must find their way to the city of Luthan where, she says, they will find people to help them bring down Daeman Leldh. If she can persuade them not to kill her.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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