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This one is a bit different..... Anyone read a good fiction about pirates?!

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InsaneDame Sat 13-May-17 19:40:46

I'm just about to finish a non-fiction on the golden age of pirates. It's very interesting but not a lot to get your teeth into really - doesn't go into a lot of detail on particular situations and no first hand accounts of the goings on either. So, I thought it would be nice to read a made up story about pirates instead!

walruswhiskers Sat 13-May-17 19:56:53

Daphne du Maurier - Frenchman's Creek is a swashbuckler. Good fun.

Treasure island??

InsaneDame Sat 13-May-17 20:04:40

I studied treasure island for my English degree - I didn't enjoy it at all, probably because I was studying it rather than reading for enjoyment!

SplitInfinitive Sat 13-May-17 20:35:36

Was just going to suggest Frenchman's Creek smile

Jamaica Inn has lots of smuggling and general skullduggery too.

BestIsWest Sat 13-May-17 21:08:35

what about the Aubrey-Maturin series. The main characters aren't pirates but some of the books do feature pirates IIRC. Good seafaring yarns anyway.

piebald Sun 14-May-17 20:51:21

Try Zorro by Isabelle Allende, got a pirate section in i think,

RightOnTheEdge Sat 20-May-17 22:15:52

I always wished someone would write a book or make a film about Mary Read and Anne Bonney. Their stories are great!

InsaneDame Sun 21-May-17 20:06:00

RightOn The book I've just finished featured them but not in great detail unfortunately. I enjoyed watching Black Sails, hence why I decided to read a non-fiction on pirates. Thanks for all the recommendations!

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