The Bastard Boy

James Wilson
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Ned Gudgeon wakes to find himself in a cell. He has no idea where he is or how he came to be there, but - seeing pen and paper - he begins to write . . . What follows is Ned's remarkable story - the story of his quest for his missing nephew, taking him from the corrupt and teeming slaving port of Bristol to the turmoil of the colonies on the brink of revolution. What is the truth behind the mystery of the bastard boy?

'A rip-roaring tale that journeys from Bristol to America and witnesses revolting colonies and the dark slave trade rampant at the time in this finely woven historical novel.' The Herald

'Having boldly asserted its biblical and epic pedigree, it plunges into a story of tumultuous action and heartfelt moral debate surrounding the endeavours of Ned Gudgeon, an English explorer, to find his bastard nephew, fathered in America during the Seven Years War . . . An exhilaratingly ambitious novel.' Times Literary Supplement

  • About James Wilson

    James Wilson has written plays, TV documentaries (including the award-winning Savagery and the American Indian for the BBC) and a critically-acclaimed history of Native Americans, The Earth Shall Weep. His three previous novels were The Dark Clue, The Bastard Boy and, most recently, The Woman in the Picture, described by Kate Saunders in The Times as 'a multi-layered, deeply absorbing and entertaining novel'.

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