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The pirates! in an adventure with scientists

Defoe, Gideon

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ISBN 10: 0297848852 / ISBN 13: 9780297848851
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Black-cloth octavo in DJ, gilt to spine, 144 p. : maps ; 17 cm. Signed by author. || Adventure stories; Pirates -- Fiction. Gentle upper-edge wear to DJ, very slight wear to spine foot area and to bottom rear edge, very clean pages, and tightly bound. Fine in Near Fine+ DJ. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 16639

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Title: The pirates! in an adventure with scientists

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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1837: the Victorian Era approaches and the golden age of piracy draws to a close. Worried that his pirates are getting bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies, sitting about on tropical beaches, and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's time they had an adventure. A chance encounter with the young Charles Darwin - embarked upon the voyage of discovery that will one day make him famous - leads the Captain and his rag-tag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog filled streets of Victorian London, where they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, a diabolical Bishop, the Elephant Man, and have an exciting trip to the zoo. THE PIRATES! is a rollicking read: uproariously funny, unexplainably daft, gently knowing and insightful - one of the very few books to deal with the weighty issues of science versus religion, whilst at the same time featuring a lot of roaring and running people through.

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Gideon Defoe Way is rumoured to be directly related to Daniel Defoe. He was born in 1976 and wrote this book about pirates to impress a girl.

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