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  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-184-379-635-0
  • Barcode: 9781843796350
  • Approximate length: 22,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Kobo

Which pirate incubated chickens in cameldung? What would Blackbeard do if you didn’t hand over your jewellery (it wasn’t nice)? Which pirate was called ‘The Exterminator’? Where’s the treasure buried? Why were two women dressed as men on the same pirate ship? Who made the Jolly Roger famous? And who was the greatest pirate ever? This history answers all these questions and many more; it is the ideal introduction to the facts behind the great legends of piracy. Whatever you think you know about pirates, the truth is even more extraordinary!

About the Author

Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor and abridger. He has read several titles for Naxos AudioBooks and has directed readings of Hardy, Hopkins, Kipling, Milton and Blake; Austen, Murakami, Conrad and Bulgakov, amongst others. He has also written podcasts and sleevenotes and has directed plays for BBC Radio 3 and 4.