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The Pirates in an Adventure with Communists

The Pirates in an Adventure with Communists

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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 straight forward 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.
‘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
PB 234 pages For kids of all ages

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