The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics (Paperback)
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Whilst visiting their bank manager on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter no less than the literary giants of their age: the swaggering Lord Byron, the oddly shifty Percy Shelley - and his beautiful young fiancee, Mary. Together they embark upon a journey that leads them away from Switzerland into the bowels of Oxford, and finally to the forbidding heart of eastern Europe. It is an adventure that will force the Pirate Captain to confront some important questions, namely: what is the secret behind his mysterious belly tattoo? Is 'Zombuloid, the corpse-beast' a better name for a monster than 'Gorgo: Half-man, half-seaweed'? And, most importantly - what happens when a pirate finally falls in love? Women in diaphanous nighties running down corridors! Brooding men with dark hair! Sinister taxidermy! Ghostly banging noises! The Pirates! In An Adventure with the Romantics contains all these things, as well as a bit where the Captain dresses up as a sexy fireman.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408831588
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 175 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gideon Defoe definitively puts the "Ho ho!" - and indeed, the "Yo!" - into pirating * Caitlin Moran *
`Very funny, very silly and highly original' * Esquire *
`Silly, charming, unique and hilarious all at once' * Chris Addison *
`Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction' * Eric Idle *
Little slabs of super-concentrated funny * Andy Riley *
`Enid Blyton might have written Pirates! after a night in an opium den' * Publishers Weekly *

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“The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics”

Not many pirate adventures begin in a bank manager’s office and that’s a surprise really since, as any self-respecting Pirate Captain knows, life is full of expenses. Spare bits of rope, press-ganging, new hats, –... More

Hardback edition
10th March 2013
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“The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics”

Not many pirate adventures begin in a bank manager’s office and that’s a surprise really since, as any self-respecting Pirate Captain knows, life is full of expenses. Spare bits of rope, press-ganging, new hats, –... More

Paperback edition
10th March 2013
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