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Subject: Historical fiction with pirates
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 12:45 PM ET
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can anyone recommend any good historical fiction revolving around pirates. I am almost done with Kingston by Starlight (the story of Ann Bonn and Calico Jack Rackman) and I'm need need more pirates. (I've always had a thing for them)

 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 1:33 PM ET
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Here are some off the top of my head:

The Wild Irish: A Novel of Elizabeth I and the Pirate O'Malley

Grania: She King of the Irish Seas

Bloody Jack and its sequels are a young-adult series about a girl who joins a pirate crew dressed as a boy.

Pirates is another young-adult novel about a merchant's daughter and slave who become pirates.

It looks as though I have a thing for girl pirates!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 3:00 PM ET
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Seawitch by Helen Hollick

I haven't read this one yet, but I will eventually. I loved Hollick's other books, so I'm sure this one will be good too.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 3:47 PM ET
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Thanks Valli and Felicia I just put all the books on my wishlist except for The Wild Irish: A Novel of Elizabeth I and the Pirate O'Malley which I have here to read.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 5:40 PM ET
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Yes, I am a book pusher! Bwah, hah, hah, hah ...

Anne, do you have any room LEFT on your wish list? Tee hee!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 6:00 PM ET
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Not much lol and you should see my Apartment lol.And some of them are books I got from you:)



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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:16 AM ET
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thanks for the suggestions

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:32 AM ET
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I love just about any kind of historical sea adventure stories. Do you know how to browse the listed books for sea adventures?

Go to Search -> All books-> Browse by genre->Literature & Fiction-> Genre Fiction-> Click Go, and then choose sea adventures from the drop down menu.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:11 PM ET
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thanks Valli. I found some when I did a search of pyrates

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:37 PM ET
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An oldie but very goodie: The Black Swan by Day Taylor (not the Phillipa Carr one)

Cheers,Margaret

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:57 PM ET
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This book isn't so much about pirates but life on the sea.  It's called "Ahab's Wife".  I'm a third of the way through and it's pretty good.

"Treasure Island" is a classic that shouldn't be missed.

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 1:37 PM ET
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Captain Blood by raphael Sabatini is a great book! :)