1837: the Victorian Era approaches and the golden age of piracy draws to a close. Worried that his pirates are getting bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies, sitting about on tropical beaches, and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's time they had an adventure. A chance encounter with the young Charles Darwin - embarked upon the voyage of discovery that will one day make him famous - leads the Captain and his rag-tag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog filled streets of Victorian London, where they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, a diabolical Bishop, the Elephant Man, and have an exciting trip to the zoo. THE PIRATES! is a rollicking read: uproariously funny, unexplainably daft, gently knowing and insightful - one of the very few books to deal with the weighty issues of science versus religion, whilst at the same time featuring a lot of roaring and running people through.
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Gideon Defoe Way is rumoured to be directly related to Daniel Defoe. He was born in 1976 and wrote this book about pirates to impress a girl.Review:
'A riotous read.' -- Sam Wostear, SUN (3.9.04)
'This charming, original tale will grip you from the first paragraph, and will have you chickling over the pages.' -- EVENING EXPRESS (ABERDEEN) 17.9.05
'[A] very silly book...The astute reader will have understood by now that pirates are involved. But there are also scientists. And damsels in distress. And an evil genius.' -- Nick Chang, FOCUS (November 2004)
'a completely insane story.' -- FLIPSIDE (October 2005) ****
'deeply funny...This book has cult smash tattooed all over it.' -- Ashley Davies, THE LIST (19.8.04)
'reads like a cross between My First Pirate Adventure Story and a particularly funny episode of Blackadder.' -- Sarah Tierney, CITY LIFE (Manchester, 2.9.04)
'very funny, very silly and highly original.' -- ESQUIRE (August 2004)
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