I've been thinking of an adventure more along the lines of pearl-smuggling in the South Seas or discovering a lost continent. We're being sponsored, you see, so it's got to be full of glamorous locations and scantily clad women. He's conquered the seven seas, hunted Moby Dick and rescued Charles Darwin; now the Pirate Captain and his crew are off on another adventure. Their mission this time: to sail to London, buy a new suit for the Pirate Captain and maybe have some sort of adventure in a barnyard. But nothing is ever straightforward for the hapless pirates. In no time at all, the Pirate Captain is incarcerated at Scotland Yard in a case of mistaken identity. Discovering that his doppelganger is none other than Karl Marx, the Captain and his crew are unwittingly caught up in a sinister plot involving communists, enormous beards and a quest to discover whether ham might really be the opium of the people.
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Gideon Defoe was born in 1975 and lives in London. He is also the author of The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Whaling,and The Pirates! In An Adventure with Napoleon. You could be forgiven for thinking he is a bit of a one-trick pony.Review:
'A grown-up comedy disguised as a kids' book, the third in Defoe's Pirates! trilogy is culty and very funny. Think Captain Pugwash for a generation that should know better - but doesn't' Arena 'Gideon Defoe definitively puts the "Ho ho!" - and, indeed, the "Yo!" - into pirating' Caitlin Moran 'Funny and entertaining' Independent 'A timber-shivering adventure that speaks to the pirate in all of us' Ben Schott
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Book Description Orion Publishing Group, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110297848674
Book Description Orion Publishing Group, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0297848674