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When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about  pirates. Some of these may be of interest to naval fiction fans so I am adding them to this index. If you are interested in purchasing any, and direct links are not provided from the book, please visit and search the online stores.

Captain Sinister's Lady

 

Amanda Stephenson is a widow traveling from Yorkshire to Charleston in the 1820's to set up her soap making business. It's a grand adventure, just as she's always dreamed — until her ship is boarded by the crew of the privateer Zephyr. Amanda's plans for her future do not include large, hairy, uncouth pirates. Morgan Roberts has his work cut out for him, but he's prepared to try his most piratical tricks if it will convince the luscious widow to become Captain Sinister's Lady.

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The Dark Frigate

 

In seventeenth century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the Rose of Devon, a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland. Philip's bold spirit and knowledge of the sea soon win him his captain's regard. But when the Rose of Devon is seized in midocean by a devious group of men plucked from a floating wreck, Philip is forced to accompany these "gentlemen of fortune" on their murderous expeditions. Like it or not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate–with only the hangman awaiting his return to England.

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Captain Blood

 

'Captain Blood' is a classic swashbuckler-filled with swordplay and adventure. Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman, turned pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice.

Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood is enslaved on a Barbados plantation. During a Spanish attack he escapes and becomes a buccaneer. No ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions!

The Robin Hood-like figure of Blood, a gentleman-rogue homeless but for the surging decks of a pirate ship, makes for a classic hero.

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Captain Blood Returns

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Chronicles of Captain Blood

 

A collection of short stories set entirely within the timeframe of the original novel, Captain Blood.

Sailing into Tortuga on his fine red ship, Captain Blood returns, elegant as a grandee of Spain in black and silver, with a claret plume to his hat. Once a doctor, once a political prisoner, and now the most famous pirate of the New World -- and of fiction -- he commands the Arabella, captured from Spain in fair fight and manned by a crew of desperate buccaneers.

Here is the account of his impersonation of the cousin of the Spanish Governor by which he freed his own lieutenants, held in captivity. Here you may learn how he saved an English colony from Spanish attack -- and the price he exacted. You may see him rescuing a fair frail lady from the Spanish wolves, only to discover her alliance with them. Romance lives again with Captain Blood's return ...

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The Fortunes of Captain Blood

 

A collection of short stories set entirely within the timeframe of the original novel, Captain Blood.

Captain Blood, the remarkable physician turned pirate returns for more thrilling adventures at sea. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, each time emerging victorious. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?

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The Sea Hawk

 

Sir Oliver, a typical English gentleman, is accused of murder, kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and dragged into life as a Barbary corsair. However Sir Oliver rises to the challenge and proves a worthy hero for this much-admired novel. Religious conflict, melodrama, romance and intrigue combine to create a masterly and highly successful story, perhaps best known for its many film adaptations.

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