A high-seas swashbuckling romp in classic George Macdonald Fraser style
The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great Technicoloured pantomime – tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion, all to the accompaniment of ringing steel, thunderous broadsides, sweeping film music, and the sound of cursing extras falling in the water and exchanging period dialogue. Even Hollywood buccaneers were never like this.
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“Its all there, right down to a Dead Man’s Chest, cleavages that are everything they should be and characters in sea-boots
who say nothing but ‘Arr!’ and ‘Me Hearty!’ in a plot that is wonderfully absurd.”
“Fabulous…you’ll want to stay up all night reading this one”
“A sort of Christmas pantomime which incorporates every pirate story and nearly evey period melodrama ever written in a huge burlesque. I recommend this book with all my heart.”
“The most wonderfully idiotic lovesong to swashbucklers ever set to Korngold trumpets. Fraser again proves himself a master”
New York Times
“An Unfathomable Delight” The New Yorker
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002714019
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002714019